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SubjectRe: UnitedLinux violating GPL?
On Sat, Jan 11, 2003 at 12:51:52PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> openssl is only compiled as a module in released kernels, so it is similar to
> the PPP BSD compression module.

It compiles parts of openssl which explicitly have a license that conflicts
with the GPL when CONFIG_PPP=y. The bsd_comp stuff was only compilable as
module.

> In the current version the copyright note in es7000.[ch] reads:
>
> * Copyright (c) 2002 Unisys Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
> *
> * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
> * under the terms of version 2 of the GNU General Public License as
> * published by the Free Software Foundation.
> *
> * This program is distributed in the hope that it would be useful, but
> * WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
> *
> * Further, this software is distributed without any warranty that it is
> * free of the rightful claim of any third person regarding infringement


> * or the like. Any license provided herein, whether implied or
> * otherwise, applies only to this software file. Patent licenses, if
> * any, provided herein do not apply to combinations of this program with
> * other software, or any other product whatsoever.

I don't think this clause is GPL-compliant. But I'm not a lawyer, so..


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