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OpenSSL gets revalidated

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by temi, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    After a long and arduous journey that included a suspended validation last year, the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) has announced that OpenSSL has regained its FIPS 140-2 validation and is now available for download. The validation process, which normally lasts a few months, took an astounding five years to complete, and those involved with the projects say they are already devising ways to avoid such long delays in future validations.

    OpenSSL is an open source toolkit that allows programs to securely exchange data in the same fashion as proprietary versions of Secure Sockets Layer encryption. It is licensed under an "Apache-style" license that allows users to download the toolkit at no cost, freely distribute it, and use it for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. The tarball, complete source code, security policy, and all documentation is now available on the OpenSSL Web site. Developers are currently working on a user's guide and plan to make it available in the upcoming weeks.
    source/full story: Linux.com | OpenSSL gets hard-fought revalidation

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