[GNU Crypto] Re: [kaffe] missing features needed for HSQLDB 1.7.2

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Wed Aug 13 06:49:02 PDT 2003

Hi Casey,

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.

dalibor topic

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