[GNU Crypto] Re: [kaffe] missing features needed for HSQLDB 1.7.2
robilad at kaffe.org
Wed Aug 13 06:49:02 PDT 2003
Casey Marshall wrote:
>>javax.net.ssl.* is a different beast altogether. I'm afraid that there
>>is no free software implementation of this API, but I hope the Gnu
>>Crypto developers may know more. So I've cc:ed them in this mail.
> Your wish is my command ;)
Hear, hear, thou bringst good news! ;)
> I have been working on this very package, right now called Jessie:
> <http://metastatic.org/source/jessie/>. The status now is that the
> javax.net.ssl classes are implemented and may be complete, but the
> actual SSL implementations have only just begun.
> The code is targeted at Classpath (it requires classes in the
> gnu.java.security package) and will likely use GNU Crypto for its crypto
> algs (in which case it will have to wait until we get RSA and DH).
That's O.K. for us, as we're gradually merging in more and more bits
from GNU classpath into kaffe. I would be interested in merging it in
into kaffe's class library, since it's part of Java 1.4 (and Ito needs
it), but I have a few questions:
* What is the license of the code, i.e. is it GPL compatible?
* What are the legal implications, i.e. does it count as crypto
ammunition, or is it legally safe to distribute the code from the
states? I'm not well informaed about the state of things with respect to
US crypto export regulations, so I'd appreciate information on that.
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