[Cryptography] GnuTLS -- time to look at the diff.

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Thu Mar 13 06:26:01 EDT 2014

* Harald Koch:

> This is what happens when the software license is more important than the
> software itself. GnuTLS exists primarily because OpenSSL's license is
> incompatible with (Debian's interpretation of) the FSL, yes?

OpenSSL has a confusing API, is difficult to enhance (especially
upstream), and used to lack ABI stability.  These issues alone
encouraged development of new libraries.  The fact that the OpenSSL
license requires you to put a typo in your advertising material
("rouines") is comparatively minor.

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