Can pidgin work with openssl?

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at
Thu Aug 16 11:26:18 EDT 2007

What would be being broken?

openssl's license looks really simple.

Of course I'm the worst (well not worst but pretty bad) when it comes
to understanding licenses. But I see no mention on restriction of
usage. I know there may be issues with distributing openssl from
country to country because of laws but that is another issue.
Some people just allow downloads from within the US to avoid export laws.

And pidgin is under the GPL which would allow usage of a library with
a different license.

>From my understanding its only derivative works of a GPL project that
must retain GPL.

I just don't see the problem. Could you please enlighten us.

Thanks :-)

On 8/16/07, Peter Lawler <pidgin-devel at> wrote:
> Bin Chen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am installing pidgin, but the GnuTLS depends too many library, so many
> > boring to me, I want to know whether I can use openssl instead?
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Bin
> >
> Not with breaking one, or the other's, license. Oh, and because of that,
> probably a whack load of patches too.
> Pete.
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