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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] License issue / dependencies on OpenSSL

From: Mark Brand
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] License issue / dependencies on OpenSSL
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:01:34 +0100
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On 02/24/2011 02:50 AM, Mark Brand wrote:

A clearly problematic scenario would be where software is distributed in compiled form linked to both GPL software and openssl. GPL requires GPL compatibility of the distributed software, but this is impossible because of openssl. The concern motivating this thread is that someone might accidentally do this.

"Clearly problematic" might be an overstatement. The openssl FAQ[1] says:

Some GPL software copyright holders claim that you infringe on their rights if you use OpenSSL with their software on operating systems that don't normally include OpenSSL.

[1] http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#LEGAL2


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