[pycrypto] Need your input: Major modernization; dropping legacy Python support?

Dave Pawson dave.pawson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 23:28:04 PDT 2014

Looks like they are considering formalising the mime type for md


On 2 July 2014 01:16, Dwayne Litzenberger <dlitz at dlitz.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 09:50:50PM +0100, Sebastian Ramacher wrote:
>> On 2014-02-06 09:51:39, Dwayne Litzenberger wrote:
>>> I'm thinking of merging with the folks at https://cryptography.io/,
>>> which is covered by an Apache 2.0 license.
>> What is the merge going to look like?
> The idea is to remove most of the redundancy between PyCrypto and
> Cryptography, and combine the two communities that maintain them, so that we
> have more eyes looking at less code, and it should remove me as the
> bottleneck in all PyCrypto development.
> PyCrypto would provide the Crypto.* API using the Cryptography framework
> under the hood.  The Cryptography API is divided into high-level Python
> APIs, and native cipher backends that are pluggable (at least in theory) and
> accessed using cffi.
> Currently, only an OpenSSL backend is actually implemented, which creates a
> licensing issue for GPLv2-only software, but we could probably put together
> a backend using either the existing PyCrypto code, or maybe something like
> libtomcrypt or libgcrypt.
> I'm also talking with the Cryptography folks about ways we can resolve the
> GPLv2-incompatibility of Cryptography itself.  I'll have more on that later.
> Cheers,
> - Dwayne
> [1] https://github.com/pyca/cryptography
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