license question

Joshua Root jmr at
Thu Oct 12 02:36:25 UTC 2017

On 2017-10-12 13:27 , Ken Cunningham wrote:
> I'm fixing up a submission for a piece of software called `profanity`.
> I think the license should be
> {GPL-3+ OpenSSLException}
> but I don't exactly know what OpenSSLException means.
> Do I have it right? Thanks.
> There is an additional exception from the author permitting linking
> with OpenSSL:
> As copyright holder, I give permission for profanity to be linked to
> the OpenSSL libraries. This includes permission for profanity
> binaries to be distributed linked against the OpenSSL libraries.
> All other obligations under the GPL v3 remain intact.
> =====

Yes, this is what OpenSSLException means.

- Josh

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