GnuPG code in Mozilla: GPL issues?

Werner Koch
Thu, 10 Feb 2000 15:32:30 +0100

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:

> That is a reasonable reason to veto a shared lib, but what about a
> static one?
Did you remember that GnuPG can be run suid(root) - it is quite hard to make a secure setuid program. Another reason is that bad code in the main program might overwrite some data areas of gpg - when gpg runs as it's own process, this is not possible. Werner