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 . This > prevents the module from being enabled in Debian .
The openconnect vpn module is not problematic, as its sources are under LGPL2. > 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  to the > files, > so they can be linked with OpenSSL? The complete networkmanagement sources which use GPL2 would need that exemption. Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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