TLS libraries and licenses
arequipeno at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 02:17:18 UTC 2013
On 11/27/2013 10:46 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-11-27 at 09:27 -0700, Jerry James wrote:
>> The second option is gnutls, which is various flavors of GPL and LGPL,
>> and so is fine for us. We did have one developer wonder why gnutls is
>> preferred over openssl, though. Can anyone answer that question?
> You answered that just below; because OpenSSL is GPL incompatible.
> Since gnutls is LGPL, it can be used in most places openssl can be used,
> *plus* it can be used with GPL software. Obviously, consult your
> lawyers for the specifics of your situation.
There's also the issue of the OpenSSL documentation (or lack thereof).
Ian Pilcher arequipeno at gmail.com
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