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

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch + webdav + https ?
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 08:18:11 +0000
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On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 06:26:22PM -0500, Miles Bader 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...

OpenSSL is mostly 4-clause BSD, and it relies upon SSLEay which is
BSD-with-anti-GPL-clause (straight BSD license, but with an extra
clause carefully worded to make it GPL-incompatible).

There's not much that can be done about this, because Theo is an arse
and so is Eric Young. The standard solution is "use gnutls".

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