[Pkg-kde-extras] Bug#669702: OpenSSL and Openconnect VPN in plasma networkmanagement

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Mon May 28 12:13:53 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-05-28 at 13:14 +0200, Ralf Jung wrote:
> >    * 6. Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following
> >    *    acknowledgment:
> >    *    "This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project
> >    *    for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)"
> > 
> > I don't see the relevance of §6. You're linking to a copy of OpenSSL in
> > shared library form which already exists on the system; you aren't
> > redistributing it in any form. So that should be a non-issue, surely?
> From what I understood - but that's not very much - the problem is simply that 
> this is a restriction, while the GPL forbids all kinds of restrictions.

It's not a restriction unless you are redistributing OpenSSL, which
nobody here is doing.

> > That said, I'm working on porting to GnuTLS anyway.
> That's good news. Let me know if I can help testing :)

It'll be a while; there's a lot to be done and I don't have a lot of
free time for it at the moment. If anyone else is interested in working
on it, I'd be happy to hand off my work-in-progress and my vague notes
on what else needs doing (past the basics of actually making it

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