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Re: [Lynx-dev] Mac Version

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Mac Version
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 17:36:05 -0500
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On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 09:00:14PM +0000, David Woolley wrote:
> > 
> > There is no compiled SSL version on fink for legal issues not  
> > technical ones (you can compile your own but you need to install the  
> The legal reasons are probably that the OpenSSL licence has advertising
> clauses, which require you to publicise its authors whenever you distribute
> it, but the GPL licence forbids additional restrictions, so any attempt
> to distribute the GPLed Lynx linked with OpenSSL voids the GPL licence,
> and therefore makes the distribution in breach of copyright.

Some people assert that sections 2c is a requirement for the program
to print the information that it is GPL'd when it is run.  If one grants
that view, that is advertising for the GPL.

Thomas E. Dickey

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