OpenSSL GPL conflict (was: Re: License GPL-2 conflicts with OpenSSLException)

Joshua Root jmr at
Sat Apr 17 02:32:21 UTC 2021

On 2021-4-17 12:25 , Fred Wright wrote:
> Yes, I'm aware of that alleged explanation.  But the key point is that 
> it relates to the *redistribution* of OpenSSL, and I contend that merely 
> dynamically linking against a non-bundled OpenSSL library does not 
> constitute "redistribution" of said library, and hence the alleged 
> conflict is inapplicable.

It's the GPL that prevents distribution of the GPL-licensed software in 
this situation. There's no problem redistributing OpenSSL itself.

- Josh

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