On 05/25/2011 10:38 AM, Gordan Bobic wrote:
Emmanuel Seyman wrote:
> * Gordan Bobic [25/05/2011 11:25] :
>>> Perhaps, but its licence seems to be broken, so it can't be used as a
>>> general-purpose crypto library for Fedora.
>> This doesn't seem to prevent it from being used as such, as far as I can
> Actually, it does: http://lwn.net/Articles/428111/
That's all very theoretical and academic as long as half the distro is
linking against OpenSSL anyway. We are where we are, and that will take
time to change. Meanwhile, those of us living in the real world need to
stick with the pragmatic approach of using what is there and works.
I don't think it's merely theoretical. If there's one lesson we
should have learned over the past few years, it's that licences
really do matter. It looks as though Fedora is going the NSS route
anyway, so presumably an OpenSSL-compatible library could be built on
top of NSS, and the problem would go away.