I guess I had a bad understanding of what botan was in the context of SQLite.  I didn't realize it was a general purporse crypto library.  This certainly would be a good general addition to ooRexx, particularly if it meant we could provide SSL support.  I do have one concern about whether there are any US export concerns with distributing ooRexx with crypto support.  I suspect that the botan people have already dealt with that issue, be we need to check on it.  Maybe we really should consider building a separate dll with some suitable API wrappers for ooRexx.  

Rick, as botan is open source, can that be restricted by a US export rule? I can't really see how.