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Re: ok for Redland to link against openssl?

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Hi again,

Thanks for the quick response!

On Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 01:57:40PM +0100, Matthew Johnson wrote:

>On Tue Sep 02 14:17, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Currently morla (ITP bug#431824) cannot be packaged as it is GPL. 
>> Should I convince upstream to dual-license, or convince Redland 
>> maintainer to extend with a GPL-compatible package non-postgres 
>> package?
>If upstream morla uses redland linked against OpenSSL then they don't 
>have permission to distribute the resulting binaries either, so 
>upstream probably want to know.

I guess they are not directly hurt by this - only when Redland is linked 
against Postgres and Postgres is linked against openssl does this 
problem occur

But I will inform upstream anyway, to be on the safe side.

>It would probably be enough for ether morla or both morla and redland 
>to add an openssl exception to their GPL licence.

Ah, ok.

>I've downgraded the bug and retitled it.


>The normal response would be to convince upstream to licence 
>appropriately for linking against an Apache licence and an OpenSSL 

Ok. I will try convince upstream to adjust their license, then.

Thanks alot for the detailed and sharp response!

  - Jonas

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