[lsb-discuss] crypto discussion
robert.schweikert at mathworks.com
Wed Apr 23 14:06:38 PDT 2008
One question from the LSB point of view we will have to answer is
probably more political than anything else. If we were to add nss (at
least parts as suggested by Ted) to the LSB are we picking a "winner" in
the crypto area if we do not also include the openssl library?
I know, we generally add what is ready and requested and openssl does
not appear to be ready from an API/ABI stability point of view while nss
is. It is however a matter of perception. I am not arguing to keep nss
out, just asking a question. I think adding nss would be a step in the
right direction and we can always add openssl when the API/ABI settles
down. In addition adding nss might give those who need crypto enough
functionality even if they have to "port" from using openssl to nss.
Now it may be that nss and openssl have some of the same interfaces and
we don't care how a distribution provides those as long as they are
there. But I do not know whether or not this is the case as I am pretty
much in the dark about what interfaces the various libraries provide.
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