[jdev] Jabberd v1.4.4, GPL v2, and OpenSSL - more licensing

Jamin W.Collins jcollins at asgardsrealm.net
Tue Apr 19 20:04:20 CDT 2005

I know we'd all hoped the licensing concerns with Jabberd 1.4.x would 
be solved with the release of v1.4.4.  However, it looks like there may 
still be one more item.  I've begun work on packaging the 1.4.4 release 
and it looks like in order to package it for Debian, I'll have to 
release the resulting packages and source under only the GPL v2 (which 
means modifying each file to exercise the GPL only option) and due to 
this build it without SSL support.  As I understand it, a strictly 
GPL'd application can not be linked against OpenSSL.  Any chance of 
getting a GPL exception from the copyright holders?  I've done a 
cursory check of the source for such and exception, but have not found 
one currently.

Some links with more information this:

Jamin W. Collins

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