Let's drop support for NSS!

Luke Schierer lschiere at pidgin.im
Fri Sep 12 22:40:01 EDT 2014

On Sep 12, 2014, at 21:58 EDT, Peter Lawler <bleeter at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 13/09/14 11:45, Luke Schierer wrote:
>> On Sep 12, 2014, at 19:13 EDT, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
>>> I mentioned this a year and a half ago[1]. I'd like to drop support
>>> for using Mozilla NSS for TLS and standardize on GnuTLS (only in the
>>> master branch, not in release-2.x.y). We can keep TLS support
>>> pluginable so that Adium can continue to use OpenSSL (which we're
>>> generally ok with because we consider OpenSSL to be a part of OS X,
>>> and the GPL has a special inclusion for stuff that's considered part
>>> of the OS).
>> The only objection I have is not a technical one.  Some users care about FIPS certifications, and some versions of NSS are in fact FIPS certified, while no version of GnuTLS are certified.
> My 2c.
> I'm not a huge fan of FIPS foo however I agree with Luke on this point.
> Pete

I did not say *I* _like_ FIPS, I just know that it matters a great deal to certain subsets of users. 


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