Good ol' BSD vs. GPL (was: Re: TrueCrypt, GostCrypt, *Crypt - status?)

grarpamp grarpamp at
Sun Jan 18 13:44:37 PST 2015

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 5:33 PM, rysiek <rysiek at> wrote:
> Facebook's use of OpenSSL is hardly private, as if I were to use Facebook I
> would have to interact with their OpenSSL instance/copy/whatever-you-call-it.

No you're interacting with TLS, an open IETF standard protocol
that cryptographically will either secure or not the line connection
regardless of what's behind it is legit or not. Facebook's public
use of TLS front by OpenSSL library or any other implementation
of TLS protocol front is private license wise (while perhaps
unfortunate bug, market share, or otherwise).

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