James Rich wrote:

It is packaged separately from tn5250 for two reasons: x5250 is GPL and apparently there are license issues with openssl that tn5250 uses and secondly I don't have cvs write access.

The main problem with OpenSSL and the GPL is that OpenSSL requires that:

 * 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
 *    software must display the following acknowledgment:
 *    "This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project
 *    for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)"

while by using the GPL, you're requiring of any distributors that:

You may not impose any further
restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.

Clause 3 of the OpenSSL license is generally interpreted as a further restriction on redistribution. Two possible solutions are to explicitly allow redistribution of x5250 when linked to OpenSSL; or to change tn5250 to use GnuTLS, which is licensed under the LGPL.


If you'd like CVS write access, just send me your SourceForge user name and I'll add you.

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