Better proxy support available via libcurl?

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Aug 2 21:18:39 CEST 2006

On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 07:32:10PM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> > I'd be happy to write a paragraph or two for the README file about
> > this.  It's not even a libcurl-specific issue: the LDAP keyserver
> > helper can link to OpenLDAP, which can also be built with OpenSSL.
> I know.  All this deep linking chains raise a lot of problems and
> licensing questions are just one of them.

A thought: why not just put an exception in for OpenSSL?  That's what
Wget did, and it's a Gnu project as well:

  In addition, as a special exception, the Free Software Foundation
  gives permission to link the code of its release of Wget with the
  OpenSSL project's "OpenSSL" library (or with modified versions of it
  that use the same license as the "OpenSSL" library), and distribute
  the linked executables. You must obey the GNU General Public License
  in all respects for all of the code used other than "OpenSSL". If you
  modify this file, you may extend this exception to your version of the
  file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so,
  delete this exception statement from your version.

It seems significantly easier than forcing multiple versions of
libcurl or refusing to build with OpenSSL, or the like.


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