sofia-sip packaging considerations

Mark Purcell msp at
Thu Jun 15 21:24:12 UTC 2006

On Friday 16 June 2006 05:43, Kai.Vehmanen at wrote:
> Hello Mark and others,

Hi Kai,  Welcome to the list :-)

> >Also I wonder if we need some sort of upstream OpenSSL
> >exception, such as
> > as sofia-sip
> >links with SSL?
> Yes, we can take a closer look at this if needed. Hmm, we are
> using LGPL, not GPL, does this problem apply to us?

I know CUPS for one is licenced under LGPL and links with openssl and their 
upstream have provided the exception:

> These references seem to indicate that LGPL+openssl would be ok:

2002 is a long way back for precedent on debian-legal. Can anyone comment on 
the contemporary view from debian-legal over linking LGPL & OpenSSL licences.

> But let me know if there is something we should do.

It might be safer to get the exemption from upstream anyway, provided you are 
in a position to grant it..


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