* Andrew Dunstan ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 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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