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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch + webdav + https ?

From: Thom May
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch + webdav + https ?
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 17:05:48 +0000
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* Miles Bader (address@hidden) wrote :
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:07:08AM +0100, Jan Hudec wrote:
> > Look at the wiki ( It says that HTTPS support is disabled
> > in the configure script. It says that the reason is legal -- OpenSSL
> > license is incompatible with GPL (It's a BSD-style license).
> The (normal 3 clause) BSD license is _not_ incompatibile with the GPL.
> Maybe there's some weird import/export restriction worry?  That was the
> traditional reason why encryption code got treated with kid gloves, but I
> thought that stuff had all been lifted recently...
The OpenSSL library is based off of SSLeay, which means (under SSLeay's
license) it has to keep SSLeay's licensing terms, which are more or less
specifically GPL incompatible:
 * The licence and distribution terms for any publically available version or
 * derivative of this code cannot be changed.  i.e. this code cannot simply be
 * copied and put under another distribution licence
 * [including the GNU Public Licence.]

Of course, a GPL app can just make a specific exception to the

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