Debian considers it a conflict for GPL code to link against OpenSSL without an
exception in the GPL app's license.
KVirc is a GPL app, and it is - according to
http://packages.debian.org/sid/kvirc - linked against openssl. It's
listed as requiring:
libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8f-5)
KVIrc's license has a special exception covering an issue with Qt/Win32,
but no exception for OpenSSL. I suspect the exception for Qt is
erroneously causing your lint thingy not to flag up the issue for KVirc.
I have mentioned this issue to the KVirc developers and this is their
<Pragma> if you send to the mailing list a paragraph that should be
added to the license and people acknowledge that, I can add it
feel no problems about it
it's just that I don't really want to read about all this stuff :D
<Pragma> I'll gain interest in it only when someone really comes and
<Pragma> loudly :D
I honestly don't really care a lot about this kind of massively
theoretical licensing issue, but I know the legal eagles of debian-legal
do, and I am taking advantage of this fact to dump all the effort
required to sort this out onto you, poor Debian maintainer. You will
then do all the work and I can swoop in and claim the benefit in a
couple of weeks, having spent the intervening period drinking beer and
eating ice cream. You poor schmuck.
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