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Re: TODO: GNU TLS

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>,David Boreham <david_list(at)boreham(dot)org>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,"Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, mark(at)mark(dot)mielke(dot)cc,Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>,Mark Kirkwood <markir(at)paradise(dot)net(dot)nz>
Subject: Re: TODO: GNU TLS
Date: 2007-01-02 20:07:30
Message-ID: 20070102200729.GI24675@kenobi.snowman.net (view raw or flat)
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* Andrew Dunstan (andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net) wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >Keep in mind in most cases OpenSSL is already part of the operating
> >system, unless you are using Win32.
> 
> My understanding is that the Debian people are saying the exception for 
> libraries shipped with the OS does NOT apply to *other* libraries or 
> programs that are shipped with the OS and linked to that library.

This is kind of the flip-side of what I just said but is also correct,
in it's own way.  In the end Debian doesn't feel the shipped-with-the-OS
exception in the GPL can apply.

> (No, it doesn't make much sense to me either)

Well, the GPL does say:

---
with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component
itself accompanies the executable.
---

The 'unless that component itself accompanies the executable' bit would
be the problem for distributors who ship the whole thing as one OS.

	Thanks,

		Stephen

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