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Re: License change for ghostscript



On 08/05/2009 02:38 PM, Jussi Lehtola wrote:
Apropos, what's the license in case a GPL package links against OpenSSL?
GPL with exceptions or what? Or is it even allowed?

So, in this specific case, I'm still arguing with Red Hat Legal, and we have not determined our final stance.

In the interim, if you have a specific instance of this scenario, you should ask the upstream of the GPL project to add a linking exception for OpenSSL, something like:


In addition, as a special exception, <COPYRIGHT HOLDER> gives permission to link the code of its release of <CODE> with the OpenSSL project's "OpenSSL" library (or with modified versions of it that use the same license as the "OpenSSL" library), and distribute the linked executables. You must obey the GNU General Public License in all respects for all of the code used other than "OpenSSL". If you modify this file, you may extend this exception to your version of the file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception.

~spot


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