Re: Password management applet

There are fully open source alternatives: e.g. libtomcrypt.
				- Jim

On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 14:26 -0500, Michael LeMay wrote:
> dsr tao merseine nu wrote:
> >On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 08:54:30AM -0500, Michael LeMay wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>   I am currently working on a C panel applet to satisfy these 
> >>requirements that makes use of the OpenSSL cryptographic library and the 
> >>Berkeley DB library.  I decided against storing passwords in 
> >>gnome-keyring because I'd like the password database to be easily 
> >>portable to other machines, desktops, and operating systems.  I intend 
> >>for this application to store all passwords, basically taking the place 
> >>of the GPG-encrypted file some people manually maintain, or the paper 
> >>sticky notes I suppose a few people still use.  I'm actually developing 
> >>a command-line client along with the panel applet to support this usage 
> >>model.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >It sounds like a good idea. However, have you checked the
> >licensing on OpenSSL? You might want to read
> >
> >
> >-dsr-
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> Thanks for the tip, I had never noticed that part of the OpenSSL
> license.  I personally prefer OpenSSL to GNU TLS (less established) and
> Mozilla NSS (much more complex and less commonly available).  Since I
> hold the copyright for all the code I've produced so far, I think this
> may still work if I include the wording described in that document.  I
> guess I should ask though, what are the conceivable consequences if I
> make a licensing mistake somewhere?  I certainly don't want to be
> responsible for any suit against Gnome. :-)
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