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[Fedora-legal-list] Openssl license "infectivness" and GPLv2 compatibility



Hi,

I'm maintaining apcupsd package. Apcupsd itself is under GPLv2 license.

Apcupsd daemon in this package is linked against a few libraries including 
net-snmp and openssl.

licenses are (based on License tag in rpm):
OpenSSL : OpenSSL
net-snmp : BSD and MIT

I'd like to know answers for these questions:

1) Is apcupsd allowed to link against openssl since openssl seems to be 
incompatible with GPLv2? [1]

2) Because net-snmp itself is linked against openssl, should not its license 
in fact be BSD and MIT and OpenSSL?

3) If apcupsd is not allowed to link against openssl, is it allowed to link 
against net-snmp which is linked against openssl?


Cheers,
Michal Hlavinka



[1] http://gplv3.fsf.org/wiki/index.php/Compatible_licenses#GPLv2-
incompatible_licenses


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