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




On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 05:30:00PM +0200, Lauri Kasanen wrote:
> 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?

Something _like_ that I guess should be fine, but I
am only stating my opinion.
But nonfree is not ok, as it is not nonfree, it is not
distributable, at least not in general.
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