Time to remove the GNUTLS option in the print/cups-client port

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Sun Aug 28 22:50:11 UTC 2011

On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 14:04:42 -0700
Micheas Herman articulated:

> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Chad Perrin <code at apotheon.net>
> wrote: <snip>
> >
> > What exactly is the benefit of using GnuTLS instead of OpenSSL
> > anyway?
> The only benefit that I have heard of is that gnutls works around at
> least one of the patent issues that openssl has.
> (the probably both infringe on dozens, if not hundreds, of erroneously
> issued American patents)

Erroneously issued in the sense that you are suppose to be paying for
the right to use it and are attempting to circumvent the law or issued
in the sense that someone else had all ready been issued a valid patent?

Or, could it be that you feel someone should work for an indeterminate
amount of time, invest his/her monies and take the risks of developing a
new product and then be deprived of the right to make a return on their
investment just so you can use the article for free? I think I know the
answer to that one.

Jerry ✌
jerry+ports at seibercom.net

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