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




On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 05:58:14PM +0200, Lauri Kasanen wrote:
> 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.

My fault, I didn't remember that.

> --enable-openssl-nondistributable?

Seems fine.
Maybe good to write in the explanation something like
"due to conflicting MPlayer and OpenSSL licenses the
resulting binary may be non-distributable"
Not sure really, it's also kind of long, but it just
might be better to write some explanation though...
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