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 , 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 package changed from libcurl4-openssl-dev
to libcurl4-gnutls-dev because of this same reason.
>From the debian/changelog:
"* Rebuild against libcurl4-gnutls-dev rather than libcurl4-openssl-dev