Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Apr 2014 22:19 UTC, submitted by mlauzon
Privacy, Security, Encryption

Members of the OpenBSD project, already known for the OpenBSD operating system and related projects such as OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, are creating a fork of the OpenSSL project, likely to be called LibreSSL. (OpenSSL and OpenBSD are completely separate projects with different people working on them.)

Apparently, the focus is not so much on taking OpenSSL into a completely different direction, but more on a massive code cleanup and long-overdue maintenance.

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RE[5]: Finally...
by gfolkert on Fri 25th Apr 2014 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Finally..."
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Linus ain't got nothing on Theo de Raadt.

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RE[6]: Finally...
by Soulbender on Sat 26th Apr 2014 07:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Finally..."
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Theo is actually comparatively mellow these days.

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RE[6]: Finally...
by kwan_e on Sat 26th Apr 2014 09:17 in reply to "RE[5]: Finally..."
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Linus ain't got nothing on Theo de Raadt.

No. When Linus called the OpenBSD guys masturbating monkeys for their fixation on security over other bugs, Theo won by explaining that they treat any bug (including documentation) as having potential security implications. ie, they don't concentrate on security bugs, but that they look at every bug in terms of security. So Linus was being the arsehole and he got his arse kicked.

* This was my recollection of events.

Edited 2014-04-26 09:18 UTC

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