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Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] configure: Add support for OpenSSL

On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 04:34:08PM +0200, Lauri Kasanen wrote:
> Hi,
> This patch adds support for OpenSSL. Tested with a Youtube https stream.

OpenSSL is not compatible with GPL without exceptions
(unless you consider it to fall under the system library exception).
Thus support for it does not seem desirable for me personally, at
the very least not without a strong warning, as at least Windows builds
using it will be non-redistributable, and at the very least enabling
by default is thus not ok.
Not opposing it in principle, but at least the license aspect
must be treated in a way that will not result in people
violating any licenses by accident.
One way would be to model it after FFmpeg's non-redistributable
configure option.

Reimar Döffinger
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