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

Jamin W. Collins jcollins at asgardsrealm.net
Fri Apr 22 01:23:24 CDT 2005

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 07:04:20PM -0600, Jamin W.Collins wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#LEGAL2
> http://www.gnome.org/~markmc/openssl-and-the-gpl.html

Any possibility of getting a OpenSSL linking exception for the GPL
license of v1.4.4?  It would really be a shame to have to remove SSL
support from the Debian package.

Jamin W. Collins

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