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Re: Bacula and OpenSSL

Hi Kern

Kern Sibbald wrote:
> As far as I can see, the project has the following ways to proceed:
> 1. Add a modification to our existing license that permits linking with 
> OpenSSL.

I think this is the simplest clause, and it keeps well within the
precedent already accepted by the Bacula developers.

I saw that there is an OpenSSL exception already proposed by the
Debian-legal list:
  In addition, as a special exception, the copyright holders give
  permission to link the code of portions of this program with the
  OpenSSL library under certain conditions as described in each
  individual source file, and distribute linked combinations
  including the two.
  You must obey the GNU General Public License in all respects
  for all of the code used other than OpenSSL.  If you modify
  file(s) with this exception, you may extend this exception to your
  version of the file(s), but you are not obligated to do so.  If you
  do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your
  version.  If you delete this exception statement from all source
  files in the program, then also delete it here.

This seems like a quick and neat solution.

Debian guys, anything to add?



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