|author||David Benjamin <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Tue Nov 10 00:56:04 2020 -0500|
|committer||Adam Langley <email@example.com>||Thu Nov 12 18:12:09 2020 +0000|
Reformat and convert comments in asn1.h. Some of the X509 functions are hard to document without first documenting the ASN.1 types themselves. (ASN1_TYPE's goofy representation is leaked everywhere.) Change-Id: I0adcf055414925f9e39c8293cbd42d29f0db3143 Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/boringssl/+/44044 Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <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.
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