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Re: [ITP-adopt] curl 7.15.0
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:30:42 +0100
- Subject: Re: [ITP-adopt] curl 7.15.0
- References: <4383E819.7D0BCA54@dessent.net>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Nov 22 19:55, Brian Dessent wrote:
> 2. I linked against GNUTLS instead of OpenSSL. This eliminates a nasty
> potential GPL issue, which is detailed at
> <http://curl.haxx.se/legal/licmix.html>. Essentially, the situation is
> that OpenSSL+libcurl is fine license-wise, but if someone then tried to
> link that libcurl to a pure GPL app they'd be in violation of the GPL
> because of its incompatibility with the BSD advertising clause of
> OpenSSL. A lot of GPL programs have the "openssl exception" for this
> very reason, but libcurl can't count on that. It's probably not an
> issue right now for Cygwin, but it just seemed easier to me to ignore
> the potential problem and use GNUTLS. GNUTLS doesn't support everything
> that openssl does, but the things it lacks (like the ancient SSLv2) seem
> to be relatively minor corner-cases.
It's not an issue for Cygwin and in theory I'd prefer if you could link
curl against OpenSSL. OTOH, GNUTLS would be a fine additional package
for Cygwin, too (*hint, hint*). Where is the GNUTLS package? I don't
see it in your list of packages. Since you linked curl against it, the
package should be provided anyway.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat, Inc.