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

Håkan Kvist hagar at df.lth.se
Thu Jan 8 19:50:13 CET 2009

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Tiger!P wrote:
> Can everyone who has commited a change to Centerim, please reply to this request?
> --- Forwarded message ---
> 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
> Hi,
> 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?

This is ok for me, I have contributed some cleanup code a long time ago.

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