Re: GPL versions mismatch.
Ben Finney wrote:
> "Anthony W. Youngman" <email@example.com> writes:
>> In message <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>, Raúl Sánchez Siles
>> <email@example.com> writes
>> >> If it's the GPL which won't let you link to OpenSSL, then add an
>> >> OpenSSL exemption to v3.
>> > As far as I know, this is not possible, in other words,
>> > incompatible.
>> Well, if that's the case, then GPL v2 plus OpenSSL exemption is also
>> impossible :-)
>> Bear in mind I said that it's the AUTHORS who dictate terms. If they
>> say "it's okay to link to OpenSSL", then it's okay. End of. (What the
>> GPL says is IRRELEVANT!!!!)
> Perhaps a more precise way of saying this is: The GPL grants to the
> recipient a set of permissions otherwise reserved to the copyright
> holder. The copyright holder can always grant *more* permissions; the
> effective license terms then become a superset of the GPL's terms.
> What the copyright holder doesn't get to do is restrict actions not
> reserved to them by copyright. That's not what is being discussed here;
> but it's best not to generalise too much.
Ok, this also has helped me to understand. Thanks.
Raúl Sánchez Siles
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