Clarify thread-safety of key objects.

This often causes confusion since, for various silly reasons (intrinsic
ref-counting, FOO_METHOD, and RSA's cached Montgomery bits), the thread
safety of some functions don't match the usual const/non-const
distinction. Fix const-ness where easy and document it otherwise.

Change-Id: If2037a4874d7580cc79b18ee21f12ae0f47db7fd
Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/31344
Reviewed-by: Ryan Sleevi <rsleevi@chromium.org>
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <agl@google.com>
Commit-Queue: David Benjamin <davidben@google.com>
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README.md

BoringSSL

BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.

Although BoringSSL is an open source project, it is not intended for general use, as OpenSSL is. We don't recommend that third parties depend upon it. Doing so is likely to be frustrating because there are no guarantees of API or ABI stability.

Programs ship their own copies of BoringSSL when they use it and we update everything as needed when deciding to make API changes. This allows us to mostly avoid compromises in the name of compatibility. It works for us, but it may not work for you.

BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.

Currently BoringSSL is the SSL library in Chrome/Chromium, Android (but it's not part of the NDK) and a number of other apps/programs.

There are other files in this directory which might be helpful: