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copton

open source licence fuck-up

From wikipedia:
The OpenSSL license requires the phrase "This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit" to appear in advertising material and any redistributions [...]. Due to this restriction it is incompatible with the GPL.
And again from wikipedia:
GnuTLS was initially created to allow applications of the GNU project to use secure protocols such as TLS. Although OpenSSL already existed, OpenSSL's license is not compatible with the GPL.
A tiny little sentence makes it necessary to reimplement the whole functionality and deploy it in parallel. Unbelievable how important this sentence must be for the OpenSSL authors.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

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