RFC: Adding Mac support to secur32/schannel.c
brian.vincent at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 11:36:56 CST 2011
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Juan Lang <juan.lang at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As Henri said, it's that it's a set of external dependencies (not just one; GnuTLS has its own dependencies) and that they are security-related. To the greatest extent practical, security-related libraries should come from one's distro or OS vendor.
> Sure, I can buy that. I'll note that OpenSSL is also available for
> the Mac, and already loaded by wininet and winhttp. It could be
> appropriate to move from GnuTLS to OpenSSL for schannel, so we'd only
> have a single implementation for both Linux and Mac in schannel.
Just to be clear, legal issues were raised once before with OpenSSL.
See here for Geoff Thorpe's reply regarding this issue:
It sounds like things aren't nearly as murky as other licenses, but if
we were in the position where we had to ship OpenSSL ourselves we
might run into a problem.
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