KSSL based S/MIME plugin available

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Sat May 17 19:32:42 BST 2003

On Saturday 17 May 2003 12:21, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > One could be of the opinion that this puts a legal obligation on
> > applications like e.g. KMail. The question whether KMail is a derived
> > work of OpenSSL is irrelevant in that respect since the license only
> > speaks of "use of this software". I think it's the opinion of the FSF
> > that such additional obligation is incompatible with the GPL.
> And also incompatible with the LGPL I assume. Else one could simply
> write an LGPL'd wrapper library and then use this in a GPL program. But
> isn't that exactly what Konqueror does by using kssl? If there is no
> licensing problem between Konqueror and OpenSSL then there can't be a
> problem with KMail (resp. the kssl based S/MIME plugin) since both use
> OpenSSL through kssl. Am I missing something?

  You are correct, KMail is in no different situation than Konqueror.  I'll 
take care of the IBM issue.  I am in the process of contacting them now.

George Staikos
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