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Re: Licensing question

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 06:38:54PM -0400, Luke Faraone wrote:
> On 05/18/2011 02:15 PM, Elías Alejandro wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I want your advices about a package that requires in its new 
> > upstream release, as build dependency: libcurl4-openssl-dev
> > Previous releases was built with libcurl4-gnutls-dev and packaging
> > under GPL-3.
> > So, If there any licence issue if it is compiled with libcurl4-openssl-dev
> > instead of libcurl4-gnutls-dev and packaging under GPL-3?
> > I was reading [1], point 28 but I'm not sure because it isn't directly
> > the OpenSSL library.
> If you link against code which links against OpenSSL, IANAL, but I think
> you also need to have the exception in your own code.
> Otherwise, somebody could write a small wrapper library and work around
> the OpenSSL licensing issues. Which we can't, sadly.

It seems that the raptor[0] package changed from libcurl4-openssl-dev
to libcurl4-gnutls-dev because of this same reason[1].

>From the debian/changelog[2]:
"* Rebuild against libcurl4-gnutls-dev rather than libcurl4-openssl-dev
(Closes: #463344)"

[0] http://packages.debian.org/sid/source/raptor
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/463344
[2] http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/r/raptor/raptor_1.4.21-5/changelog

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