Packaging Open Sankoré for Debian

Miriam Ruiz miriam at
Tue Jun 12 12:00:15 UTC 2012


My name is Miriam Ruiz, and I'm an a Debian [1] Developer. We're
interested in maintaining a package of the Open-Sankoré [2] in our
official repositories. We already have working packages [3], but we
seem to have a problem that is preventing us from being able to do it.

You might know that there are some incompatibilities between the GPL
and the SSL licenses [4]. Those imply that we cannot deliver any
GPL'ed program linked against OpenSSL unless its license includes an
exemption to the GPL clauses that explicitly allows us to do so.

An example of such an exception might be something like [5]:

    In addition, as a special exception, <the authors of the program>
    give permission to link the code of its release of <the program> with the
    OpenSSL project's "OpenSSL" library (or with modified versions of it
    that use the same license as the "OpenSSL" library), and distribute
    the linked executables.  You must obey the GNU General Public License
    in all respects for all of the code used other than "OpenSSL".  If you
    modify this file, you may extend this exception to your version of the
    file, but you are not obligated to do so.  If you do not wish to do
    so, delete this exception statement from your version.

Do you think that can be doable? Would it be possible to modify Open
Sankoré's license to add a similar statement?

Greetings, and lots of thanks in advance,


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