Re: Bacula and OpenSSL
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RE: The FSF position regarding OpenSSL as a system library in Debian.
> We do not believe that OpenSSL qualifies as a System Library in Debian.
> The System Library definition is meant to be read narrowly, including
> only code that accompanies genuinely fundamental components of the
> system. I don't see anything to suggest that that's the case for
> OpenSSL in Debian: the package only has important priority (as opposed
> to glibc's required), there are only about 350 packages depending on it
> (as opposed to glibc's 8500), and it isn't installed on a base system.
> To put it plainly, if OpenSSL actually were a System Library, I would
> expect it to look more like one.
> -- Brett Smith Licensing Compliance Engineer, Free Software Foundation
Steve, Kern and Anthony all made comments regarding the statement above.
I just wanted to let you know that I've forwarded these comments to
Brett Smith. :)
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