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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: OpenSSL exception documentation? [was: JSON License and Apache Projects]
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:46:30 GMT
Umm... where are we including OpenSSL??

> On Nov 28, 2016, at 12:10 PM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> 
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 8:31 AM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
> Since 'OpenSSL+RSA license' is not in any way part of
> this discussion, I have no idea what you are referring
> to.
> 
> If you have a specific question, then please ask.
> 
> Twofold;
> 
> 1. OpenSSL/SSLeay exception is not documented at
>    https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved (unlike JSON)
>    So the general question of when any exception that exists today
>    for these licenses are subject to future reversal is unclear.
> 
> 2. The primary objection/exception for OpenSSL/SSLeay would
>    appear to be the advertising clauses. However, SSLeay contains 
>    a rather unique and tricky exception written with good intentions
>    (similar to 'good not evil')
>    https://www.openssl.org/source/license.txt
>  * The licence and distribution terms for any publically available version or
>  * derivative of this code cannot be changed.  i.e. this code cannot simply be
>  * copied and put under another distribution licence
>  * [including the GNU Public Licence.]
> 
> This appears to make creation of a AL derived work near-impossible
> (focusing on the first sentence alone.)
> 
> 


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