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Mail Notification: OpenSSL+GPL on Debian

Hello debian-legal

First off, apologies if I'm out of place in sending you this, or if
it's already been discussed here before. I did search the archives
[0], but didn't see any mention of this particular suggestion.

As I understand things, there's currently a stalemate between the
Debian policy, and the package author. I can see in the Ubuntu bug
report [1] that there is what appears to be a well-written solution,
with which the package author agrees, in comment #86 [2]. I am not a
lawyer however, so would like to get the go-ahead from debian-legal.
Does this logic seem sound from a legal point-of-view?

Following on with that idea, would something as simple as the attached
patch be sufficient to resolve this stalemate? If not, could you
perhaps suggest suitable wording?

I use Mail Notification on other distributions with TLS support and
find it very useful. Without such support its usefulness is limited
(although not quite to zero in my case) on by Debian installs.


[0] http://lists.debian.org/cgi-bin/search?query=mail-notification&DEFAULTOP=and&list=debian-legal
[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mail-notification/+bug/44335
[2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mail-notification/+bug/44335/comments/86
--- README.orig	2011-06-24 16:06:29.000000000 +1200
+++ README	2011-06-24 16:13:09.000000000 +1200
@@ -80,7 +80,7 @@
-		* for SSL/TLS support:
+		* for SSL/TLS support (strongly recommended):
 		  OpenSSL (version 0.9.6 or superior)

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