[openssl-dev] The new OpenSSL license should be made GPLv2 compatible

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Sat Mar 25 16:10:16 UTC 2017

> Please, in the final OpenSSL license text add the paragraph linked in the
> above LLVM mailing list as an exception to the Apache license.
> We should make sure using OpenSSL in GPLv2-only projects its possible
> without any trouble or concern for developers.

The problem is that if it is distributed under the GPLv2 there is no patent protection, and that is important to us.

Sorry, we can't do that.

Options include: GPL authors adding an exception, using something with a compatible license, treating OpenSSL as a system library, or deciding that dynamically linking is sufficient.

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