On 28.05.2012 12:21, Ralf Jung wrote:
> Hi Ilia,
> the openconnect vpn module of the plasma widget for networkmanagement links 
> against OpenSSL, which has some problematic licensing consequences [1]. This 
> prevents the module from being enabled in Debian [2].

The openconnect vpn module is not problematic, as its sources are under

> The only part of network manager directly linking with OpenSSL is that plugin 
> - I am by far not a licensing expert, but I hope this means that the rest of 
> the code, which just loads the plugin at runtime, does not need any 
> relicensing - after all, that code can't know which plugins will be loaded 
> later.

That's exactly what it means, unfortunately. It is the combined work
which is problematic.

> According to the copyright headers and the git log, you are the main and 
> actually almost the only author of that plugin. Is that correct, and if yes, 
> would you be willing to add a license extension as stated in [1] to the 
> files, 
> so they can be linked with OpenSSL?

The complete networkmanagement sources which use GPL2 would need that


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