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

rysiek rysiek at
Mon Jan 19 10:20:49 PST 2015

Dnia niedziela, 18 stycznia 2015 16:44:37 grarpamp pisze:
> 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

Let me stop you right here and let's all ponder for a while the notion of 
"interacting with a protocol".

What an interesting ontology you have!

I'll be conservative, though, and keep on claiming that I'm interacting with 
*software that implements* a given protocol.

Although when somebody takes a friend to court over some DDoS or port 
scanning, I'll be sure to remember this gem and use the "he wasn't attacking 
the software, he was only interacting with the *protocol*, Your Honour!" 

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

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