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Re: System libraries and the GPLv2

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 02:49:04AM +0200, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez wrote:
> However, I still don't understand why we don't just declare OpenSSL a
> system library; or at least define a clear policy for when a package is
> considered part of the base system (so the GPL system exception applies
> to it).
> RedHat did this (see me previous (by date) mail on this thread), and
> they didn't had any problem in this regard (AFAIK).

The "Red Hat did this" part is not accurate.

I addressed this in a talk I gave in 2014 - see
(through about 29:40)



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