[openssl-dev] License change agreement

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Thu Mar 23 18:04:11 UTC 2017

> The major problem with the existing license is that it conflicts with the GPLv2.

Well, it's one of the problems.  The others includes that it is non-standard, and has an advertising clause.

> 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.

No it was not ignored.  (Just because we disagree doesn't mean we ignore the feedback.) The team felt that the Apache license better met our needs.

We can't please all parties, unfortunately.

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