Subject: Re: lftp -> openssl by default?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/24/2005 01:01:56
On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 12:46:49AM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 01:27:05PM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> > Rev 1.1 of net/lftp/options.mk declares:
> > =====
> > - make gnutls default option, ssl optional
> > =====
> > Why gnutls? OpenSSL is the preferred SSL implementation for pkgsrc,
> > and if it works stably, it should be used. I'd like to change the
> > default back to OpenSSL (option "ssl"), bumping PKGREVISION for the
> > change.
> it's the choice of lftp developer(s). gnutls is the default ssl library
> for lftp now. i think there were mostly licensing issues involved so i
> am not really opposed to default to openssl in pkgsrc.
The license issue comes from OpenSSL's advertisement clause. On the other
hand, GNU TLS has shown that a sensitive project can make the same
mistakes all other implementations did, just half a year later.