[openssl-dev] License change agreement

Quanah Gibson-Mount quanah at symas.com
Thu Mar 23 17:53:49 UTC 2017

--On Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:41 AM -0400 Rich Salz <rsalz at openssl.org> 

> If you have contributed code to OpenSSL, we'd like you to take a look
> at our licensing website, https://license.openssl.org and give approval
> to our converting to the Apache Software License.
> You can find more details at our most recent blog entry,
> https://www.openssl.org/blog

The major problem with the existing license is that it conflicts with the 
GPLv2.  The new license also conflicts with the GPLv2.  This was 
immediately brought up as a serious problem when this discussion began in 
July of 2015.  It appears that the feedback that the APL does not solve 
these serious problems with how OpenSSL was licensed was ignored.  Sad to 
see that.



Quanah Gibson-Mount
Product Architect
Symas Corporation
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