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Re: Another update of GNU TLS bindings

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: Another update of GNU TLS bindings
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 09:50:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Not on top of my head, but could you please explain why you think this
>     is a problem?
> The GPL does not permit linking with OpenSSL.

Hmm, the GPL does not permit linking with OpenSSL und *redistributing*
the resulting binary, does it?

>     Several network related GNU projects will be inadequate, to the point
>     of being useless and even dangerous to use, if they don't support
>     crypto; projects that come to mind, other than emacs, are adns,
>     httptunnel, mailman, and zebra.
> What has that got to do with wget and OpenSSL?
> I see no connection.  Do these programs use OpenSSL?

At least Mailman doesn't use it directly, only directly via the web
server under which it is running.

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