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Re: libcurl and ssl

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:08:55 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, Alan Wolfe wrote:

> I've noticed that some binaries have SSL support and others don't.
> I know there is some kind of legal or licensing issue associated with using
> SSL with libcurl but never really quite understood what it was.

It is all up to the one who makes the binary. Reasons to use or not use a
particular 3rd party dependency would include:

* Size contraints
* License considerations
* No need for the feature/function
* Lack of said 3rd party library
* [others]

... libcurl does not _require_ any 3rd party library so all of them are up to
the one who builds libcurl to build with or without.

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Received on 2010-08-19