KSSL based S/MIME plugin available

Matthias Welwarsky matze at stud.fbi.fh-darmstadt.de
Sun May 18 11:52:34 BST 2003

On Saturday 17 May 2003 00:12, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Friday 16 May 2003 16:57, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > AFAIK dynamic linking would be considered a derived work in this
> > situation, even when done on demand.
> > Thus is would still be a bit problematic. Compare:
> >
> > http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLAndPlugins
> > 	If the program dynamically links plug-ins,
> > 	and they make function calls to each other
> > 	and share data structures, we believe they form a single program,
> > 	so plug-ins must be treated as extensions to the main program.
> > 	This means they must be released under the GPL
> > 	or a GPL-compatible free software license,
> > 	 and that the terms of the GPL must be followed
> > 	when those plug-ins are distributed.

Well, so if OpenSSL does not make calls into the KDE code and does not access 
private KDE data structures, this does not apply. If the OpenSSL API is 
callback driven, we're lost, though.


Matthias Welwarsky
Fachschaft Informatik FH Darmstadt
Email: matze at stud.fbi.fh-darmstadt.de

"all software sucks equally, but some software is more equal"
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