Bug #2982: Ruby tries to link with both openssl and readline
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/2982

Author: Lucas Nussbaum
Status: Open, Priority: Normal
ruby -v: 1.8

Hi,

Ruby currently tries to link with both OpenSSL (which is under the SSL license), and Readline (GPL).
This is not allowed. For more information, see for example http://people.gnome.org/~markmc/openssl-and-the-gpl.html and http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-legal / lists.debian.org/msg38757.html .

I have heard of a legal decision that makes this OK for scripting languages if the two libraries aren't loaded by default in the same address space.

A possible solution could be to port Ruby to use the GNU TLS library.


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