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Re: SHA, MD, and openssl

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: SHA, MD, and openssl
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:58:56 +0000
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On 12/13/2013 12:21 PM, Richard Stallman wrote:
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>     But SHA1 and SHA256 are commonly available accelerated in hardware.
>     For this very small subset of routines should we not consider
>     libcrypto as a system library to these hardware specific interfaces.
> This has nothing to do with what we "should consider".
> It is a legal criterion stated in the GPL.


Note I've changed coreutils not automatically
use these routines where available.


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