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From: "Uwe Kleine-König" <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 4/7] LICENSES: add OpenSSL exception
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:19:53 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

The GPL (both, version 2 and 3) are incompatible with the OpenSSL license.
(OpenSSL has requirements on attribution, which from the GPL's point of
view is a further requirement which is forbidden.)

See for
some more details.

Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <>
 LICENSES/exceptions/LicenseRef-OpenSSL-exception | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 LICENSES/exceptions/LicenseRef-OpenSSL-exception

diff --git a/LICENSES/exceptions/LicenseRef-OpenSSL-exception b/LICENSES/exceptions/LicenseRef-OpenSSL-exception
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..b1f778b47d0e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/LICENSES/exceptions/LicenseRef-OpenSSL-exception
@@ -0,0 +1,12 @@
+SPDX-Exception-Identifier: LicenseRef-OpenSSL-exception
+SPDX-Licenses: GPL-2.0-or-later, GPL-2.0-only
+In addition, as a special exception the copyright holders give
+permission to link the code of this program with the OpenSSL Library (or with
+modified versions of OpenSSL that use the same license as OpenSSL), and
+distribute linked combinations including the two. 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.

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-09-18  8:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-18  8:19 [PATCH v2 0/7] Relicense GPL programs for compatibility with OpenSSL Uwe Kleine-König
2020-09-18  8:19 ` [PATCH v2 1/7] scripts/spdxcheck: fix usage of non-existing variables Uwe Kleine-König
2020-09-18  8:19 ` [PATCH v2 2/7] LICENSES: add used licenses to make spdxcheck happy Uwe Kleine-König
2020-09-18  8:19 ` [PATCH v2 3/7] scripts: convert imx-image and mxsimage to SPDX Uwe Kleine-König
2020-09-18  8:19 ` Uwe Kleine-König [this message]
2020-09-18  8:19 ` [PATCH v2 5/7] scripts/rsatoc: relicense to allow distribution of binary linked with OpenSSL Uwe Kleine-König
2020-09-18  8:19 ` [PATCH v2 6/7] scripts/imx-image: " Uwe Kleine-König
2020-09-21 10:04   ` Marcin Niestrój
2020-09-18  8:19 ` [PATCH v2 7/7] scripts/mxsimage: " Uwe Kleine-König
2020-09-21  6:28 ` [PATCH v2 0/7] Relicense GPL programs for compatibility " Sascha Hauer

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