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1.2 Features

GSS might have a couple of advantages over other libraries doing a similar job.

It’s Free Software

Anybody can use, modify, and redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 or later.

It’s thread-safe

No global variables are used and multiple library handles and session handles may be used in parallell.

It’s internationalized

It handles non-ASCII names and user visible strings used in the library (e.g., error messages) can be translated into the users’ language.

It’s portable

It should work on all Unix like operating systems, including Windows.