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Re: TODO: GNU TLS

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: TODO: GNU TLS
Date: 2006-12-28 18:36:55
Message-ID: 20061228183655.GQ24675@kenobi.snowman.net (view raw or flat)
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* Joshua D. Drake (jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com) wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-12-28 at 13:01 -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > OpenSSL isn't compatible with the GPL. 
> 
> The original discussion stated that well placed attorneys in the market
> feel that the FSF is trying to reach beyond the hands of god on this one
> and that we don't need to worry about it (my words, for actual quote
> read thread ;)).

Yeah, that's nice.

> >  We do care because GPL
> > applications link against libpq and therefore can end up linking against
> > OpenSSL. \
> 
> Our concern is whether PostgreSQL is legally linked, not if something
> else is. /me is trying to think very hard of a program that is GPL that
> links to to PostgreSQL that would have a problem....

Looking at it from the point of view that psql if fine and therefore
there isn't a problem is *very* short-sighted.

Some of the packages currently in Debian/unstable which are licensed 
under the GPL and linked against libpq4 (a few of which have already
provided exceptions for linking against OpenSSL):

amarok
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/a/amarok/current/copyright
aolserver4-nspostgres
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/a/aolserver4-nspostgres/current/copyright
asterisk (which has provided an OpenSSL exception)
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/a/asterisk/current/copyright
bacula (which has provided an OpenSSL exception)
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/b/bacula/current/copyright
bandwidthd
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/b/bandwidthd/current/copyright
courier
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/c/courier/current/copyright
cvm
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/c/cvm/current/copyright
cvsnt
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/c/cvsnt/current/copyright
cyphesis-cpp
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/c/cyphesis-cpp/current/copyright
exim4 (which has provided an OpenSSL exception)
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/e/exim4/current/copyright
gambas
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/g/gambas/current/copyright
gnokii
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/g/gnokii/current/copyright
gnugk (which has provided an OpenSSL exception)
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/g/gnugk/current/copyright
gnustep-dl2
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/g/gnustep-dl2/current/copyright
gphotocoll
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/g/gphotocoll/current/copyright
grass
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/g/grass/current/copyright
guile-pg
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/g/guile-pg/current/copyright
guile-simplesql
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/g/guile-simplesql/current/copyright
jabberd2
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/j/jabberd2/current/copyright
libdbd-pg-perl
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/libd/libdbd-pg-perl/current/copyright
postgis
  http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/p/postgis/current/copyright

And quite a few others, I'm sure, I just got tired of looking.

	Thanks,

		Stephen

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