On 24.03.2014 18:23, Ned Deily wrote:
In article CADiSq7f0CnzrfM4i8xJ13J+sLq63UYNQkDo12CZM5yeQ3BfRdA@mail.gmail.com, Nick Coghlan email@example.com wrote:
You also reminded me that I need to dig around for and reference Ned's email about the status of OS X and reference that (OpenSSL upgrades were a casualty of Apple's anti-GPL crusade, so the OS X installers were switched to static linking somewhere along the line).
AFAIK, Apple's decision to deprecate OpenSSL has nothing to do with the GPL, since OpenSSL isn't GPL-licensed, but rather with OpenSSL API compatibility issues:
What a strange reasoning. Do they really believe that ABIs don't change when bumping the library version from 0.9.8 to 1.0.0 ?
OpenSSL's history w/r to backwards compatibility up until 0.9.7 wasn't the greatest, but since 0.9.8 it has gotten to a level that's very reliable.