[openssl-dev] License change agreement

Quanah Gibson-Mount quanah at symas.com
Fri Mar 24 19:16:33 UTC 2017

--On Friday, March 24, 2017 9:02 PM +0100 Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> 

> * Quanah Gibson-Mount:
>> Zero people that I know of are saying to switch to the GPL.  What is
>> being pointed out is that the incompatibility with the current
>> OpenSSL license with the GPLv2 has been a major problem.
> The alleged incompatibility of OpenSSL with the GPLv2 has been used to
> promote GNUTLS in the past (and to a much lesser extent, a certain
> crypto consolidation effort intending to switch everything to NSS).
> But GNUTLS has since left the GNU project, and I'm not aware of anyone
> on the distribution side still saying that the old OpenSSL license
> (particular when used as a dynamically-linked system library) and the
> GPLv2 are incompatible.  It's just not considered a problem anymore.

So that would imply then that moving to the APL would be a step backward, 
since it is explicitly GPLv2 incompatible. ;)



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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