Release 1.1.1 TODO

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Feb 13 19:34:43 CET 2006

Paul TBBle Hampson <Paul.Hampson at> wrote:
> That's slightly different. The GPL's exception is for things that are
> normally part of the OS (ie libc) unless the GPL'd thing is also part of
> the OS.

  i.e. Since RedHat ships with OpenSSL, linking FreeRADIUS to OpenSSL
is fine.

> Anyway, the short summary is you can't upload to Debian anything that
> has both GPL'd code and links to OpenSSL.

  Debian has always had a slightly odd interpretation of the GPL.  As
you said:

> In Debian, OpenSSL would normally accompany FreeRADIUS if FreeRADIUS
> depended on OpenSSL, thanks to apt-get.

  Which would appear to allow uploads linking things.  But maybe
that's why I don't participate in Debian.

  Alan DeKok.

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