Re: [dev] MIT/BSD licensed ELF linker?

From: Nick <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:53:52 +0100

Quoth Anselm R Garbe:
> > The concern I have is not about compiling, but about _statically_
> > linking and distributing binaries that contain mixed license .o's.
> I checked with the FSF on this topic and they confirmed that it is
> fine to distribute statically linked _binaries_ under the terms of GPL
> in case that the source consists of mixed GPL and GPL-compatible
> licenses[0] (like MIT/X). So, I will just publish such binaries under
> the terms of GPL.

I'm glad that is the case. I have no problems complying with the
GPL, and I can't imagine many others do either.

> There are cases though, where a GPL-incompatible license like the
> OpenSSL license (also used by libressl) might come into play. In such

Happily the OpenSSL license issue should go away soon, as they're
working on relicensing to Apache 2.0:

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