Better proxy support available via libcurl?

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Aug 3 15:34:46 CEST 2006

On Thu,  3 Aug 2006 11:46, Marcus Brinkmann said:

> In this case, I think what the FSF wants to achieve is to keep up the
> integrity of the freedom of the software.  For this, it is vital that
> the GPL is not weakened.  This also benefits distributors like Suse

In our case it is a mere compatibility problem between OpenSSL and the
GPL.  So I am confident that this may eventually be solved.

However the general principle of indirect linking could also be
carried over to a free (say new BSD license) library which in turn
links to a proprietary library (say to implement some DRM).  In this
case it is pretty clear that this will be a way to limit the freedom
granted by the GPLed software.  And thus violates the intention as
well as the actual terms of the GPL.



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