|author||Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Mon Feb 22 11:48:18 2016 -0800|
|committer||David Benjamin <email@example.com>||Mon Feb 22 20:16:48 2016 +0000|
Add some bug references to the LICENSE file. Add references for some cases where we have explicit permission from authors to use their work. This is just to make things easy for us to find. Change-Id: I47dacc6a80f9d0c960c5b6713a8dc25e1a4e6f0b Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/7191 Reviewed-by: David Benjamin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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: