* 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.
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