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From: Paul Beskeen <>
To: Sergei Gavrikov <>
Subject: Fwd: [ECOS] Re: PolarSSL for eCos
Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 12:56:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1305021306380.2668@sg-laptop>

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Sergei and other maintainers,

IANAL, but I don't think that the PolarSSL FOSS exception is that useful
in the eCos context - eCos itself might be OK is my read - but certainly
not any developer's proprietary embedded application that it is linked
with. I think you should carefully consider the licensing aspects here
before making this an official eCos project.

Regards, Paul.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [ECOS] Re: PolarSSL for eCos
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 14:14:31 +0300 (FET)
From: Sergei Gavrikov <>
To: Max Seidenstücker <>
CC: eCos Discuss <>

Hi Max,

[Added eCos Discuss to CC]

On Thu, 2 May 2013, Max Seidenstücker wrote:

> Hi Sergei,
> I am writing you because I saw posts that you successfully ported
> PolarSSL to eCos already.
> For a research project we are currently using eCos and need a TLS1.2
> secured connection. So therefore we need to either update OpenSSL form
> 0.9.6b to 1.0.1, which seems pretty difficult or find an alternative
> SSL library.
> PolarSSL looks really promising, as it also has less ressource usage
> than OpenSSL.
> I am very curious on how far you have come with the porting.

That was a weekend hack only. As far I call correctly the porting
process was straightforward, that GPL PolarSSL version had a few I/O
stubs to overwrite and I have got HTTPS connection on eCos synthetic
target.  I had no further work with PolarSSL (and SSL for eCos) but,
IMHO, the project was very promising SSL project ... and IT IS as

thanking your e-mail I knew that PolarSSL team became to provide FOSS
License Exception

IANAL, but it looks like that we would use GPL PolarSSL 2.0 with that
FOSS exception in eCos. If this so, you would register new eCos project

open eCos Bugzilla entry ( for the port
and I hope you will find more hands for porting process then. But before
to start I would get confirmation that PolarSSL FOSS License exception
does cover the eCos License exception.


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