GnuTLS (was: Re: KSSL based S/MIME plugin available)

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Sun May 18 17:01:32 BST 2003

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On Sunday 18 May 2003 15:36, Marc Mutz wrote:
> On Saturday 17 May 2003 06:50, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> <snip>
> > OpenSSL comes with advertisement clauses that might cause problems
> > yes:
> <snip>
> This thread prompted me to check gnutls' status again.
> They've finally made it LGPL and beta instead of GPL and alpha. It seems
> to appraoch v1.0.0 rapidly now (check the ChangeLog). It even supports
> OpenPGP certificates for TLS (though that part of the library is GPL).
> The only issue I can see is that they seem to have no support for SSLv2
> (and that they need testing, which a gnutls-using konq would surely
> provide en masse).
> So, maybe it's finally time to get rid of OpenSSL and it's problems?
> IIRC, even George was swearing about the OpenSSL's BIC and licensing
> issues.

I think it would be a good idea to at least add support for gnutls then, yes. 
kssl opens openssl dynamically, so it should be feasible to do the same with 
gnutls and select the actual library to use at runtime.

Oh joy, I love them already:
"Additionaly GnuTLS provides an emulation API for the widely used OpenSSL1.3 
library, to ease integration with existing applications."

Also comes with nice docu:

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SCO appears to have the same grasp of reality as the former 
Iraqi information minister (Matt Loney, ZDNet)
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