Rick Moen wrote:
>Quoting David Golden (david.golden at unison.ie):
>>>>>Personally, for me the major annoyance is not quite to do with
>>ldap itself: none of the major distros ship OpenLDAP 2.2 with syncrepl
>>yet, apparently because of Stupid Licensing Issues (OpenSSL license
>>might actually be GPL incompatible - reason OpenLDAP is in Debian is
>>because someone ported OpenLDAP 2 to GNUTLS instead of OpenSSL)....
>>>>>>Not "might be": _Is_.
>>Eric A. Young of Australia was the author of the older portion of the
>OpenSSL codebase, back when the package was called "ssleay"
>(incorporating his initials). Since he was a BSDish sort of chap, and
>since this was back in old BSD days, he used the old-style 4-clause
>BSD licence, which had this as clause #3 out of 4:
>>3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
> must display the following acknowledgement:
> This product includes software developed by the University of
> California, Berkeley and its contributors."
>>On July 22, 1999, University of California at Berkeley's Director of the
>Office of Technology Licensing issued a proclamation expunging clause #3
>from all UC Berkeley-licensed BSD code -- and in effect creating the
>"new BSD licence" that is now in very common use. Unfortunately, the
>expunging didn't apply to Young's work, over which of course he (not UC
>Berkeley) owned copyright.
>>All of the newer code in OpenSSL is under the new BSD licence, but
>Young's code is not. Thus, at $PRIOR_FIRM, when my colleague Marc
>Merlin created an Exim4 variant that used OpenSSL to do TLS, I had to
>remind him, to his considerable annoyance, that he'd just created a work
>that was not lawfully redistributable on account of licence conflict.
>Fortunately, Philip Hazel was willing to grant a licence exception,
>permitting the linkage.
>>>>I'm trying to establish if redhat will be shipping openldap 2.2 in
enterprise linux 4,
and if so, would it include syncrepl?
Any info greatly appreciated.
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