Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:57:57 +0100 From: Justin Cormack <justin@...cialbusservice.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: High-priority library replacements? On 25 Apr 2013 17:52, "Zvi Gilboa" <zg7s@...rvices.virginia.edu> wrote: > > On 04/25/2013 08:51 AM, Rich Felker wrote: >> >> On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 07:44:39AM -0400, LM wrote: >>> >>> incompatible licenses. The openssl library can't be used with a GNU >>> program unless there's a waiver for it because one of the clauses in the >>> openssl license goes against the GNU license principles. The gnutls >> >> Not _used_ but _distributed_. The GPL does not restrict use >> whatsoever (and takes the position that it legally can't do so) so >> it's fine to use OpenSSL with GPL programs as long as you don't >> distribute the resulting binary. This is of course a problem for >> package maintainers/distributions, and distributing both openssl and >> the GNU program and a script to link them together might even be seen >> as an infringing activity. > > > What about explicitly loading the library at run-time using uselib(2) in a plug-in like fashion? Is that also considered problematic from a GNU perspective? There is some disagreement about this and it depends what you distribute. See here http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/548216/731f7ad0abe52f40/ Justin Content of type "text/html" skipped
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