Allow linking against OpenSSL? (Was Re: [GENERAL] Debian package for freeradius_postgresql module)
nbk at sitadelle.com
Sat Apr 8 21:22:54 CEST 2006
Tyler MacDonald wrote:
> It appears that several other GPL apps have added a special clause
> to their license that allows them to be linked against OpenSSL.
> Could this be done for freeradius/freeradius-postgresql as well?
Personally I really dislike the idea: FreeRADIUS code is released
under the GPL and there is nothing wrong with that. I note there are
many other ways to get a freeradius-postgresql package in Debian.
- Ask Debian to provide a SSL-free package of the PostgreSQL libraries,
so our freeradius-postgresql package can depend on that.
- Add GnuTLS support to PostgreSQL (someone suggested to work on that
in the "pgsql-general" mailing list)
- Ask OpenSSL to remove the advertising clause from their license.
I also note the current situation is really a minor problem for our
users, because we're maintaining the necessary files to build the
Debian packages in our CVS. Anybody can easily build a Debian package
of the freeradius-postgresql module from a sources tarball with a
single command line. (dpkg-buildpackage)
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