Better proxy support available via libcurl?

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Aug 4 13:25:14 CEST 2006

On Thu,  3 Aug 2006 17:55, David Shaw said:

> today that needs an answer: it has been asserted that distributing
> binaries of GnuPG that link to libcurl built on OpenSSL violates the
> GPL.  That is to say, it is *against the law* to do so, and the
> copyright holder of GnuPG (FSF) could, if they chose to, take the
> infringer to court.

Not only that. Section 4 of the GPL will automatically terminate the
right gained under the GPL, thus you may only run the software but not
distribute or modify it anymore.  Thus I'd like to warn people so they don't
accidently fall into this trap.

Point taken, I'll take this issue to the FSF.



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