[xmlsec] openssl license issue
aleksey at aleksey.com
Thu Aug 8 08:09:10 PDT 2002
It's not fully correct statement that OpenSSL could not be used with
See the GPL FAQ:
Sometimes I think that GPL was invented by lawyers.....
AFAIK, GnuTLS is on the very earlier stage of development. Plus now they
only hi-level API (SSL/TLS) and not low level encryption stuff I need. I
think they have
a long way to go before they can replace OpenSLL.
John Belmonte wrote:
> 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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