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Re: Dual licensed LGPL2.1/GPL3 linking to GPL3 with OpenSSL exception

On 28/02/15 02:31, Riley Baird wrote:
Hi -legal!

I was reviewing a package "classified-ads" for Debian, and I noticed a potential problem in the process. Namely, the author of the program has decided to use GPL3 with the OpenSSL exception. However, they have taken some files from Nokia which are dual licensed under either LGPL2.1 or GPL3. I think that since Nokia did not make the OpenSSL exception, Debian cannot legally distribute the result. However, I assume that it would be okay if the maintainer decided to change their license to LGPL2.1. Can someone confirm whether all of this is correct?

The project is here: https://github.com/operatornormal/classified_ads/
and the Nokia-licensed files are here: https://github.com/operatornormal/classified_ads/tree/master/textedit

Yours thankfully,

Riley Baird
Or they could keep the files from Nokia under LGPL2.1, and use GPL3+openssl exception for the rest of the files. Given that they have proper headers, I don't see a problem with that, although I would mention that in the readme.

PS: I don't see the OpenSSL exception anywhere there.

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