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




On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:23:07 +0100
Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger@xxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.

Would --enable-openssl-nonfree be ok?

OpenSSL support in general is desirable, because it's the most widely
used SSL library. Often it's the only SSL library installed.

- Lauri
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