libgnutls-openssl and real openssl conflict

Alan Cox alan at
Wed Aug 27 10:46:45 UTC 2008

>>   However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not
>> include 
>>   anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the 
>>   major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on 
>>   which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the 
>>   executable.
>> Thus, we're not concerned about OpenSSL and GPL incompatibility.
> Erm what about the "unless that component itself accompanies the
> executable." part, when we put openssl and a using app together on a CD does 
> that not count as "accompanies the executable"? 

It clearly does, and we've previously enforced this exact policy based on advice
that shipping them together would cause a problem.


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