GnuPG code in Mozilla: GPL issues?

Werner Koch
Thu, 10 Feb 2000 13:56:47 +0100

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Adam Lock wrote:

> Also, what are the chances that core GPG functionality will become a runtime
> library? If that happened, then presumably the LGPL (which most libraries use)
There will be no gpg library for security reasons. The fork/exec overhead is not that high compared to the cryptograhic operations. And a wrapper libray may decided to run gpg in a loop which is already done for key managenent tasks. Basically this is a kind of CORBA service but not implemented with an ORB but with a simpler method because the security implications using CORBA and a security enabling software are not well understood yet. Werner