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Re: Bug#754513: ITP: libressl -- SSL library, forked from OpenSSL

On 14/07/14 21:08, Toni Mueller wrote:
>> > You forget one of the big problems with OpenSSL that LibreSSL doesn't
>> > fix: the license.
> Granted. Due to the amount of inherited code, it can't. We'll see how
> things evolve as the amount of inherited code will dwindle.

So, merely as a result of the licensing, we could have a fascinating
situation whereby:
* BSD-licensed software contemplates switching from OpenSSL to LibreSSL
* GNU-licensed software keeps using OpenSSL with license exception, or
maybe someday switches to GnuTLS

So, this reduces the amount of software that could potentially switch
from OpenSSL from LibreSSL.  And since BSD and GNU software are unable
to link against each other, it reduces the likelihood that something
will indirectly link against OpenSSL and LibreSSL at the same time (the
situation Russ Allbery described).

So actually I think this simplifies things.

Steven Chamberlain

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