GSS might have a couple of advantages over other libraries doing a
- 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'
- It's portable
- It should work on all Unix like operating systems, including Windows.