roam at ringlet.net
Mon Sep 5 21:33:09 CEST 2005
On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 10:14:41PM +0200, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> Zeljko Vrba wrote:
> > Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> >> I agree... So if we all understand the need of PKCS#11 in order to
> >> access cryptographic tokens, what I don't understand is how come
> >> people choose to develop low-level applications in order to work with
> specific devices?
> > Neither do I understand that. Werner didn't give a single plausible
> argument except possibly of license incompatibility. But in my
> > just incorporating PKCS#11 support into GnuPG would NOT cause license
> incompatibility. It would happen at run-time if the user chooses to
> > load GPL-incompatible binary PKCS#11 driver (which most of them are).
> Right... This argument was given to me also...
> But I could not find any justification for it...
> Let's say you use GPLed licensed program on windows... It loads
> kernel32.dll, right?
> Since your GPLed program does not contain any other licensed code it is
> still GPLed...
> The same goes with GPLed licensed program that loads PKCS#11 module...
Hate to jump into this discussion, but isn't this *exactly* why Werner
always keeps mentioning *shared* libraries? :)
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