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Re: patch providing SHA-2 utilities

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: patch providing SHA-2 utilities
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 16:17:08 +0100
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> David Madore <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Here's the new patch for sha256sum and so on, against the CVS HEAD
>> version of coreutils this time.  I hope it's satisfactory.
>> I've also sent the FSF the email for the copyright assignment.
> Thanks again.  As you know, the papers have gone through.

Hi.  Would it be possible to re-license this work to the LGPL, and
merge it with gnulib?  I will eventually need SHA-2 in some of my
projects that is using gnulib, and I want the LGPL license.  I
contacted FSF earlier to re-license MD5, and that was eventually done,
but I'd like to avoid that experience if possible.  Since this is a
fairly new contribution, I hope the original authors are still
responsive.  Would you consider licensing your work under the LGPL?

> As I'm sure you realize, there's too much duplication
> between lib/md5.c and lib/sha*.c.  Eventually, it'd be
> good to factor out some of that.

I have a itch about this too, and eventually I will work on it.  But
don't let that stop anyone else from beating me to it...  I think we
should have a generic interface, say hash.h and hash_*, that implement
all hash algorithms in a flexible way.


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