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Re: Bacula and OpenSSL

This one time, at band camp, Shane Martin Coughlan said:
> 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.
> ====
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/05/msg00595.html
> This seems like a quick and neat solution.
> Debian guys, anything to add?

It looks fine to me.  It might be simplest to get rid of the 'under
certain conditions as described in each individual source file'
subclause, as that could become tedious to maintain.

Take care,
|   ,''`.                                            Stephen Gran |
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