[xmlsec] openssl license issue

John Belmonte jvb at prairienet.org
Thu Aug 8 01:57:42 PDT 2002


XMLSec depends on OpenSSL, whose license(s) has a BSD-style advertising 
clause that is not compatible with the GPL.  This means that XMLSec 
can't be used in GPL'd applications.

There is GnuTLS (http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/), which in a recent 
version appears to have started an openssl compatibility interface. 
GnuTLS is under LGPL.  If the implementation becomes usable, perhaps 
xmlsec could provide a configuration choice for OpenSSL or GnuTLS.


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