[Python-Dev] license issues with profiler.py and md5.h/md5c.c

Gregory P. Smith greg at electricrain.com
Tue Feb 8 20:52:43 CET 2005

> The md5.h/md5c.c files allow "copy and use", but no modification of
> the files. There are some alternative implementations, i.e. in glibc,
> openssl, so a replacement should be sage. Any other requirements when
> considering a replacement?
> 	Matthias

I believe the "plan" for md5 and sha1 and such is to use the much
faster openssl versions "in the future" (based on a long thread
debating future interfaces to such things on python-dev last summer).
That'll sidestep any tedious license issue and give a better
implementation at the same time.  i don't believe anyone has taken the
time to make such a patch yet.


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