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From Justin Mclean <jus...@classsoftware.com>
Subject Re: Dependency on OpenSSL
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:15:04 GMT

> Interestingly, while we seem to be discussing BSD 4-clause, I discovered
> that, according to Wikipedia [1], OpenSSL is under Apache 1.0, not BSD
> 4-clause, and when comparing OpenSSL's license [2] against this copy of
> Apache 1.0 [3], I'd have to agree.

I believe it’s actually both if you look at [1] you see that some of it is licensed under
Apache 1.0 (or similar), but the original SSLeay code is under a 4 clause BSD.

Both Apache 1.0 and 4 clause BSD license contain the troublesome advising clause.

> Even more interestingly, Apache 1.0 doesn't seem to be listed in [4] under
> Category A, B, or X either.  Is there some past ruling about Apache 1.0?

This has been discussed before but no clear answer was given other than both are probably
category X. See [2][3] and also [4]. I also noted this as as issue a little while back [5].

BTW There is one Apache project that looks like it contains code licensed under Apache 1.0.
And yep you guessed it, it’s Apache Flex. [6] It contains code from an old version of the
Apache Velocity project (2007 or so?).


1. https://github.com/openssl/openssl/blob/master/LICENSE
2. http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200803.mbox/%3c2d12b2f00803200818s4a35d080ifac13904a1737e4@mail.gmail.com%3e
3. http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200909.mbox/%3C4AAE8B8C.6090704@intertwingly.net%3E
4. http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/201005.mbox/%3CAANLkTinc479YpEvDqP7_nDVY8grrbksK2PGAMMF2Vkl_@mail.gmail.com%3E
5. https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201602.mbox/%3C57491FBA-FDDB-4009-8D00-8F3A9A2B324A@classsoftware.com%3E
6. https://github.com/apache/flex-sdk/blob/eec643c453a3a1bec6ea3352b0c94ec81d36b2d6/modules/thirdparty/velocity/test/texen/license.txt
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