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Re: openssl vs. GPL question

Michael K. Edwards wrote:
Pity the MySQL folks; Progress Software were the ones who encouraged
them to switch to the GPL in the first place, and when that
relationship went bad, they fell right in with the FSF.  Switching to
YaSSL is going to cost them when it comes to DoD use of MySQL, since
some gutsy folks at the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support
program are going through FIPS 140-2 validation on OpenSSL with
financing from the usual suspects (mostly IBM and HP); see
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7644 .

The implementation of SSL in the Netscape NSS libraries is available under the GPL, and I believe certain versions of it have FIPS validation.


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