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

From: Volker Grabsch
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] License issue / dependencies on OpenSSL
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:01:43 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Mark Brand schrieb:
> 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

Mark, thanks for the clarification in those two emails!

Lothar, does this address your concerns? From what I've read
so far, I think we can safely keep the OpenSSL dependencies.
However, feel free to protest if we have overlooked something.


Volker Grabsch

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