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Re: monit and SSL

From: Jan-Henrik Haukeland
Subject: Re: monit and SSL
Date: 23 Apr 2003 17:32:31 +0200
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Mark Ferlatte <address@hidden> writes:

> You, as the software author and holder of copyright, are allowed to define 
> this
> as a non-problem.  The Debian project can't, and has to interpret the licenses
> as they are written, as opposed to what they believe that the author wishes.
> Sucks sometimes.  Too bad we don't have a license that just says "link with
> what you want, do what you want, just give me modifications back so that I can
> make the system better".
> Jan-Henrik Haukeland said on Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 12:29:20PM +0200:
> > Of course, if you think it will help we will probably be willing
> > to add any additional statements in the monit LICENSE as suggested
> > by the OpenSSL project, like; "This program is released under the
> > GPL with the additional exemption that compiling, linking, and/or
> > using OpenSSL is allowed."
> This is all that is necessary; there are a ton of projects that are
> "GPL with OpenSSL link exception".

Thanks for the clarification Mark. This sounds reasonable and should
make it possible for Debian to distribute monit using OpenSSL.

Fredrik, the next release of monit will contain the following text in
the LICENSE file, but since the next release may take some time you
are herby allowed to replace the content of your copy of the monit 3.2
LICENSE file with the following text to make it possible to distribute
monit 3.2 on Debian using OpenSSL:

Copyright (C), 2000-2003 by Contributors to the monit codebase. 
All Rights Reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
your option) any later version. In addition, for the avoidance of any
doubt, permission is granted to link this program with OpenSSL.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of

You should have received the GNU General Public License along with
this program in a file called COPYING; if not, write to the Free
Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307 USA

Jan-Henrik Haukeland

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