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Re: SHA, MD, and openssl

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: SHA, MD, and openssl
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:21:55 -0500

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    But SHA1 and SHA256 are commonly available accelerated in hardware.
    For this very small subset of routines should we not consider
    libcrypto as a system library to these hardware specific interfaces.

This has nothing to do with what we "should consider".
It is a legal criterion stated in the GPL.

Dr Richard Stallman
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