[Mono-dev] BouncyCastle C# port under Mono

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Mon Aug 21 14:26:47 EDT 2006


>     I really didn't mean to plug any software, I was just trying to
> post a helpful comment, in this case pointing to a wrapper library
> (that I happened to author) for encryption.  I suppose a BSD license
> would be more proper, especially since it's mostly a wrapper class,
> and doesn't add much value to the .NET FCL encryption implementation
> (aside from static salt, which you're right, should be changed).  As
> soon as I get more time, I'd like to make this thing a much better
> product, with whatever license seems appropriate at the time.  I don't
> really have a preference, since I think encryption should be easily
> accessible and easily accomplished, but done correctly so as to
> achieve true security.

The BSD license happens to conflict with the GPL;  

If you are willing to change the license, I suggest you use the MIT X11,
which is essentially the BSD license without the "advertising clause",
the component that makes BSD licenses incompatible with GPL software.


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