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Re: License question (OpenSSL + GPL)

  Hello Paul,

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:40:01 +0000 (GMT)
Paul Cager <paul-debian@home.paulcager.org> wrote:

> I'm packaging myserver (http://www.myserverproject.net). It uses OpenSSL
> to serve HTTPS requests, and contains the following in its license:
> "MyServer is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License
> (GPL) with the additional exception that compiling, linking, and using
> OpenSSL is allowed."
> I've looked in the archives to see if this is allowed in Debian, and the
> following implies that it is:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/05/msg00595.html
> Does this seem OK to everybody?

  If you're asking copying the exception clause (or a similar one) of the
linked mail is enough to keep the Debian archive legal the answer is yes.
Have a look at the new queue's reject FAQ [0], this is the first question


[0] http://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html
  Ricardo Mones 
  The three principal virtues of a programmer are Laziness, 
  Impatience, and Hubris.                                    man perl

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