Can pidgin work with openssl?

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at
Thu Aug 16 12:11:56 EDT 2007

ok I found relevant info here

On 8/16/07, Jeff Sadowski <jeff.sadowski at> wrote:
> I just don't see the reason. (That is a blind statement and doesn't
> point to any identified problem.) I guess my question would be
> directed at the fsf. I read the GPL
> and from everything I read about it it does not prohibit you from
> using libraries written with some other license. I was pretty sure
> this is common place. I thought some gnu software was compiled against
> C libs that where not GPLed for some systems. I read the openssl
> license and it is really short I just don't see where the issue is.
> Richard Stallman just can't stand it when people use anything other
> than code that guarantees that derivative codes stay open source.
> Maybe it was based off of an older version of the openssl license.
> Maybe I need to look around openssl's code more for more license info?
> Or maybe its just Richard Stallman's blind hatred. But I really don't
> see the incompatibilities.
> On 8/16/07, Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah at> wrote:
> > On 8/16/07, Jeff Sadowski <jeff.sadowski at> wrote:
> > > What would be being broken?
> > >
> > > I just don't see the problem. Could you please enlighten us.
> >
> > For those too lazy to look:
> >
> > -D
> >

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