Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] configure: Add support for OpenSSL
- Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:58:14 +0200
- From: Lauri Kasanen <cand@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] configure: Add support for OpenSSL
On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:50:22 +0100
Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > > 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.
I asked because ffmpeg's configure option is named --enable-nonfree,
and the non-redistributability is only mentioned in the description.
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