Concern about FedoraCryptoConsolidation

Tomas Mraz tmraz at
Tue May 7 15:24:29 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-05-07 at 11:16 -0400, Paul Wouters wrote: 
> On Tue, 7 May 2013, Matej Cepl wrote:
> > Subject: Re: Concern about FedoraCryptoConsolidation
> > 
> > On 2013-05-07, 04:10 GMT, Richard Levenberg wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> While I understand the reasons for this idea of Consolidation I have a
> >> concern that very valid use cases are being ignored or unknown. As an
> >> example I have a use case supported with curl and OpenSSL like this:
> >
> > I wouldn't be much worried about that project. See the date of that page
> > and state of the (non-)consolidation in the current Fedora.
> We should be worried. The proliferance of basement crypto is a real problem.
> If you want your package to get into RHEL, you will need to ensure your
> package has no home grown crypto, and uses either nss, openssl or libgcrypt.

Or gnutls (but not nettle directly!).

Tomas Mraz
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