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Re: TODO: GNU TLS

From: "Jochem van Dieten" <jochemd(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: TODO: GNU TLS
Date: 2006-12-29 08:59:41
Message-ID: f96a9b830612290059k55f12543p3aeb03f655f84b75@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On 12/29/06, Stephen Frost wrote:
>
> So, Debian is distributing an application (exim4 w/ libpq & libssl)
> which includes GPL code (exim4) combined with code under another license
> (BSD w/ advertising clause) which *adds additional restrictions* (the
> advertising clause) over those in the GPL, which is against the terms of
> the GPL.  It's *Debian's* problem, but *PostgreSQL* can solve it by
> providing the option to link against GNUTLS instead.

> In the case above, exim4 *can* provide an exception because it's the
> *GPL* of *exim4* which is being violated by the advertising clause in
> the *OpenSSL* license.  Which exim4 upstream has *done*, and which can
> be seen in their license (linked to previously in this thread).

Considering that the problem is caused by the choice for a license so
restrictive it prohibits linking to OpenSSL, I think a license
exception in said restrictive license is exactly the right way for
Debian to solve their problem.

Jochem

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