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Re: SHA, MD, and openssl

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: SHA, MD, and openssl
Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 23:11:35 +0200

> Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:01:40 -0800
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > However, isn't it true that openssl has some legal "issues" with
> > patents and with its license, and shouldn't we prefer libnettle for
> > those reasons?
> I'm not aware of any patent issues for SHA or MD5.

I meant openssl as a whole.

> As for as license, Emacs is linking against a library
> that is normally distributed with the major components of
> the operating system, so that part of the GPL applies.

What about systems where openssl is not normally present out of the
box?  Aren't we encouraging people to install it?

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