alon.barlev at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 09:43:34 CEST 2005
David Picon Alvarez wrote:
> Options 4 and 5 are much preferable to option 0 (GnuPG implements PKCS#11
and people use non-free drivers) and not implementing
> PKCS#11 might put some optimizing pressure in this direction.
Again, you are wrong.
There is not point in writing a low level code in each application to
support each card it is NxN situation, not wise.
Had you written that if vendors would have published their low-level
interface, which is expected to be different since every one offers a
different set of features, and someone would have written a GPLed PKCS#11
provider for each card, I could almost agree with you that this is the right
way to go...
Since the software you are communicating with, which runs on the smartcard
device, is proprietary... And I am completely not agree with you that there
is a difference between sending proprietary APDUs or using an API.
I think you reach the same state no matter how you look on it.
I am still waiting for FSF response, does anyone knows someone there how can
help in resolving this issue?
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