OpenSSL 3.0 and Pidgin

Eion Robb eion at
Sun Oct 3 20:22:01 EDT 2021

Hi Alex,

You might be able to use the openssl patch from the Adium team (since OSX and BSD come with
OpenSSL).  I believe FreeBSD or OpenBSD have their own patches to let
Pidgin work with openssl.  They might need a little bit of tweaking to work
with any API changes between OpenSSL 2.x and 3.x

Good luck!


On Sun, 3 Oct 2021 at 09:52, Alex Guzman <alex at> wrote:

> Previously, pidgin has avoided support for OpenSSL due to licensing
> concerns. However, as of version 3.0, OpenSSL ships under the Apache 2.0
> license, which is GPL compatible. Is it possible to add support for
> OpenSSL alongside gnutls and nss?
> - Alex
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