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Re: GPL applications using Python (OpenSSL issue?)

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Ulrik Sverdrup <ulrik.sverdrup@gmail.com> wrote:
> Can GPLv3+ applications written in Python exist in Debian main? The
> applications in question do not use an openssl exception.
> Python uses OpenSSL so the moment the application starts, it is linking
> against it too:
> $ objdump -p /usr/bin/python2.6 | grep NEEDED
>  NEEDED               libpthread.so.0
>  NEEDED               libdl.so.2
>  NEEDED               libutil.so.1
>  NEEDED               libssl.so.0.9.8
>  NEEDED               libcrypto.so.0.9.8
>  NEEDED               libz.so.1
>  NEEDED               libm.so.6
>  NEEDED               libc.so.6
> In my case I am talking about a GPLv3+ package that exists in Debian --
> kupfer
> Where do I draw the line for using/linking against ssl?
> a) Using Python2.6
> b) Unintentionally introducing _ssl or ssl into the imported modules
>   (import any of urllib, httplib, socket etc!)
> c) Unintentionally using ssl  (use urllib.urlopen on URL provided by
>   user -- if it's https we are using openssl)
> d) Intentionally using ssl (import ssl and use httplib.HTTPSConnection
>   and verify certificates)

e) use something like
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraCryptoConsolidation and port
python to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Nss_compat_ossl


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