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

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Sat Feb 12 14:37:21 CET 2005

On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 01:54:27PM +1100, Donovan Baarda wrote:
> Are there any potential problems with making the md5sum module availability
> "optional" in the same way as this?

The md5 module has been a standard module for a long time; making it
optional in the next version of Python isn't possible.  We'd have to
require OpenSSL to compile Python.

I'm happy to replace the MD5 and/or SHA implementations with other
code, provided other code with a suitable license can be found.


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