From: Roland Stigge <stigge@an...> - 2008-01-12 18:44:39
at Debian, I became aware of the fact that we have a licensing problem
regarding GPL and OpenSSL. Those are incompatible. If we want to
distribute gnubiff under the GPL (no matter if v3 or not) and want to
enable OpenSSL linkage, we need to add sth. like the follwing to the
* In addition, as a special exception, the copyright holders give
* permission to link the code of portions of this program with the
* OpenSSL library under certain conditions as described in each
* individual source file, and distribute linked combinations
* including the two.
* You must obey the GNU General Public License in all respects
* for all of the code used other than OpenSSL. If you modify
* file(s) with this exception, you may extend this exception to your
* version of the file(s), but you are not obligated to do so. If you
* do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your
* version. If you delete this exception statement from all source
* files in the program, then also delete it here.
See also: http://www.gnome.org/~markmc/openssl-and-the-gpl.html
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