Title: dev-libs/openssl USE=bindist removal
Author: Robin H. Johnson <email@example.com>
On 2021-11-19, the base-system team will remove USE=bindist
behavior from dev-libs/openssl, per bug #762850 .
Users should not experience any ABI incompatibilities that
require recompilation when moving from
dev-libs/openssl[bindist] to dev-libs/openssl[-bindist].
However, moving back in future may recompile if any binaries
of their systems depend on the additional symbols available
USE=bindist on dev-libs/openssl historically applied RedHat
work, called hobble-openssl , that was intended to make
OpenSSL "safe" to distribute with regards to various
patents, in the opinion of RedHat's legal counsel. The
hobble-openssl, in it's last iterations, it greatly
restricted which parts of EC (elliptic curve) were available
Debian & Ubuntu do not apply any similar behavior, and
Gentoo intends to follow Debian's lead with regards to
OpenSSL hobble-openssl moving forward.
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