KSSL based S/MIME plugin available

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sat May 17 19:43:57 BST 2003

On Saturday 17 May 2003 20:32, George Staikos wrote:
> 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.

Thanks in advance. I hope everything goes well.


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