[rtmpdump] Link OpenSSL statically for Win32

Stef my.my.cro at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 14:51:48 CEST 2010

On 19/04/2010 8:53 PM, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 20:15 +0930, Stef wrote:
>> Unfortunately, "hashswf.c" and "rtmp.c"  in the "librtmp" use the
>> OpenSSL stuff too, don't they?  So that puts a damper on anything
>> using the librtmp library as well unless it's built to use the dynamic
>> DLL.
> Those files are licensed under LGPL, not GPL. So there is no problem
> with linking to OpenSSL.
> But still, as I said, they can be built to use GnuTLS instead of
> OpenSSL. And then _even_ the GPL-licensed tools like rtmpdump can be
> statically linked quite happily.

Howard should put a note in the README/COPYING pointing out the issue 
with distributing Windows (Mac too?) versions of rtmpdump and 
static-built OpenSSL.  E.g: It can only be re-distributed as long as the 
executable is built to use the OpenSSL dynamic-link-libs (personal use 
is fine with static-built OpenSSL) or GnuTLS (static or dynamic).  
Either that or drop OpenSSL entirely and just use GnuTLS exclusively.

Stefan Zakarias.

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