Anton Stiglic:
If I'm not mistaken, this would be the first free,
open-source, crypto library that has FIPS 140 module certification!

It is the first *source code* certification.

Joshua Hill:

The two open-source projects that I'm aware of that have FIPS 140 certs
are The Crypto++ Library, (cert 343, issued today) and The Mozilla
project's NSS, which was certified by SUN under FIPS 140-1, levels 1
and 2.  (certs 247 and 248).

#343 is certifying a particular windows DLL for which source is available. Similarly, 247 and 248 are particular instances of Windows and Solaris libraries. In all three of those cases, you can take the source and run it on your o/s, but you need to go get re-certified.

The more I think about it, the more amazing this is. Anyone in the world can now build an SSL/TLS application and be FIPS 140-2L1 certified.
Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology
XS40 XML Security Gateway
XML Security Overview

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