Replacement for GMP: Update
fw at deneb.enyo.de
Fri Aug 11 14:09:29 EDT 2006
* Peter Tanski:
> On the other hand, the OpenSSL FAQ at <http://www.openssl.org/support/
> faq.html#LEGAL2> mentions that some "GPL" programs do not allow
> binary combination (static linking) or interoperation (dynamic
> linking) with OpenSSL. Honestly I have not seen any "GPL" licenses
> like this. The GNU GPL version 2, at <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/
> gpl.html>, does not mention OpenSSL, nor does version 1, nor does the
> GNU LGPL, at <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html>.
This is the offending part:
* 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
* must display the following acknowledgement:
* "This product includes cryptographic software written by
* Eric Young (eay at cryptsoft.com)"
* The word 'cryptographic' can be left out if the rouines from the library
* being used are not cryptographic related :-).
It's generally believed that this is a further restriction in the
sense of section 6 of the GPL (version 2).
> In any case, I think it would be more of a restriction to someone
> *using* the OpenSSL program, not a developer.
It's a problem for a developer who wants to use a GPLed library
written by someone else, too.
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