[CenterIM-devel] Fwd: License problems linking CenterICQ with OpenSSL

Tiger!P tigerp at tigerp.net
Thu Jan 8 17:04:46 CET 2009

Can everyone who has commited a change to Centerim, please reply to this request?

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Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 17:03:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: License problems linking CenterICQ with OpenSSL
From: "Lubomir Rintel" <lkundrak at v3.sk>
To: k at thekonst.net
Cc: centerim-devel at centerim.org
Reply-To: lkundrak at v3.sk


CenterICQ (and thus CenterIM) use OpenSSL for various functionality, but
the GPL forbids distribution of binaries resulting from linking the two.
See mikemc's writeup [1] for details.

We would love to be able to include fully-featured binaries in Fedora. I
therefore kindly ask you, Konstantin, the copyright holder of CenterICQ
code, to add an exception to the CenterICQ license that would permit
distribution if binaries linked with OpenSSL.

If you agree with this, please consider using the wording found at the
bottom of Mike's writeup, or using a different license such as LGPL.

[1] http://www.gnome.org/~markmc/openssl-and-the-gpl.html

Thanks in advance!

NB: This applies to CenterIM developers as well. Is there anyone with
notable contributions to CenterIM that would oppose this?

Lubomir Rintel <http://v3.sk/~lkundrak>
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