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Re: Bacula and OpenSSL

Thomas Dickey <dickey@saltmine.radix.net> writes:

> Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org> wrote:
>> Kern Sibbald <kern@sibbald.com> writes:
>>>> GPL + OpenSSL exception would be enough to be sure. You may have more
>>>> luck convincing copyright owners to grant an OpenSSL exception than to
>>>> accept an entirely new license.
>>> I am told that FSF never grants exceptions so this is a hopeless path that I 
>>> have already explored.
>> That is incorrect.  The FSF has granted OpenSSL license exceptions to
>> some software that links to OpenSSL.  For example, GNU wget.
> That's not an example (unless you're intending to show a case where
> FSF allows itself to do things that it forbids others ;-)

I don't follow, what do you mean?  GNU wget is distributed under the GPL
with a license exception to permit linking with OpenSSL.

As far as I know, the FSF doesn't forbid anyone to use GPL with an
OpenSSL exception.


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