Better proxy support available via libcurl?

Marcus Brinkmann marcus.brinkmann at
Thu Aug 3 03:40:49 CEST 2006

At Wed, 02 Aug 2006 12:01:08 -0700,
"Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at> wrote:
> Werner Koch wrote:
> > OpenSSL is clearly not part of the OS (at least for almost all
> > GNU/Linux systems).
> With due respect, Werner, the question about which libraries are a
> standard part of the environment under clause 3 of the GPL appears to be
> something only the distro maintainers can answer.
> As previously mentioned, OS X has apparently decided it's part of the
> standard system.  Why, then, should it be unreasonable for SuSE to
> decide it's part of their standard system?

Please take note of the fine print:

 "However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need
  not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source
  or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so
  on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, UNLESS

Emphasis added.

In practice, the exception is good only for system libraries like the
C runtime of proprietary vendor systems that do not include the
program (gnupg in this case).


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