On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 14:44 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: > Howard Chu <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > Since they're committed to using GnuTLS, yes. Unfortunately for the > > Debian community, just because software is released under the GPL > > doesn't say anything about its quality. > There are enough other reasons to use already-packaged software and enough > reasons to use Debian in preference to other distributions (for what we're > doing at Stanford; I'm not interested in discussing that position with > anyone on this list) that it was worth helping fund the development of the > GnuTLS support. That support basically works, recommended or not, which > is a better place than we were in before. I can only hope that it will > get better in the future, or that some miracle will happen with either > OpenSSL licensing or Debian's legal interpretation of copyright, none of > which I have any real control over. What would it take to create a third way here with Mozilla's NSS? For my sanity in Samba4, I keep bugging those involved with NSS and nss_compat_ossl to create a gnutls-like API to NSS. Some aspects of the API I like, while other aspects of the GnuTLS implementation drive me nuts - such as draining and blocking on /dev/random... Andrew Bartlett -- Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/ Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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