[ISN] ANNOUNCE: OpenSSL (Take 2)

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Sat Jan 09 1999 - 00:39:10 PST

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       / _ \ _ __  ___ _ __ / ___/ ___|| |     OpenSSL
      | | | | '_ \/ _ \ '_ \\___ \___ \| |     The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS
      | |_| | |_) | __/ | | |___) |__) | |___  http://www.openssl.org/
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      The OpenSSL Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust,
      commercial-grade, fully featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the
      Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1)
      protocols with full-strength cryptography world-wide. The project is managed
      by a worldwide community of volunteers that use the Internet to communicate,
      plan, and develop the OpenSSL tookit and its related documentation.
      OpenSSL is based on the excellent SSLeay library developed by Eric A. Young
      and Tim J. Hudson. The OpenSSL toolkit is licensed under an Apache-style
      licence, which basically means that you are free to get and use it for
      commercial and non-commercial purposes subject to some simple license
    o Due to some unfortunate coincidences and misunderstandings Ben and Stephen
      launched an effort to maintain and improve SSLeay shortly before the OpenSSL
      effort was announced. These were seen as competing efforts - this was never
      really true, so the two efforts have been merged together in the interests
      of the user community.
    o The core participants in the joint effort are currently (in alphabetical
      Ben Laurie
      Mark Cox
      Paul Sutton
      Ralf Engelschall
      Stephen Henson
      This group jointly control the direction of the OpenSSL project in a way
      similar to the way the Apache Group works. Others may be invited to join in
      the future on the basis of merit.
    o Contributions are welcome, and will be appropriately credited. The source is
      in a CVS repository which can be mirrored through
      rsync://dev.openssl.org/openssl-cvs/ or browsed interactively through a Web
      interface under http://www.openssl.org/source/cvs/. Contributors are
      encouraged to generate patches based on the latest available version.
    o The original announcement left some doubt as to the role of C2Net in the
      OpenSSL project. They donated the code which we used as a basis. This code
      was developed by Eric Young and Tim Hudson when they worked for C2Net. They
      do not manage the OpenSSL project, and are only involved to the extent that
      some of their staff (Mark and Paul) are participants.
    o The OpenSSL project's code will be published under an Open Source license.
      This license will apply only to the modifications made by the OpenSSL team
      and contributors. Eric's original license will apply to the underlying SSLeay
      code base. The CVS tree will be available to anyone who wants it, and we will
      be endeavouring to release much more frequently than SSLeay was.
    o There are a number of mailing lists (openssl-XXXat_private) available:
      openssl-announce       Announcements
      openssl-cvs            CVS Commit Messages
      openssl-dev            Developer Forum
      openssl-users          User Support Forum
      Subscribe to these by sending mail to majordomoat_private with:
      subscribe <list name> <your email address>
      as the body.
    o We hope to make the next release of OpenSSL available in the next few weeks.
      In the meantime, please do pick up a snapshot and report any bugs you find.
    o If you have fixes or improvements, send them to us!
      The OpenSSL Project Team...               Mark J. Cox           
                                                Ralf S. Engelschall   
                                                Dr. Stephen Henson
                                                Ben Laurie
                                                Paul C. Sutton  
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