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Face-to-face Meetings: OTC and Committers


From June 19-21, OpenSSL had a face-to-face event in Brno, Czech Republic, for OTC members and contributors. The event provided a valuable platform for productive meetings and discussions. The gathering brought together prominent individuals from the OpenSSL community, fostering robust and enlightening exchanges. This event served as a crucial opportunity for introspection and future planning, encouraging open dialogue on various facets of the OpenSSL project.

We are grateful for the generous support from Red Hat, who kindly offered us a dedicated space at their office for our face-to-face meetings. Their contribution greatly facilitated our discussions and added value to the overall event.

Here you can learn about the wide range of topics we discussed during our insightful and engaging conversations. Our discussions encompassed various aspects of the OpenSSL project, ranging from technical challenges and performance optimizations to community engagement and future development plans. We delved into topics such as security vulnerabilities, documentation improvements, policy refinement, and code reviews. Additionally, we explored the importance of maintaining backward compatibility, enhancing the user experience, and fostering collaboration among the OpenSSL community. It was a collaborative and thought-provoking gathering that provided valuable insights and paved the way for exciting advancements in the OpenSSL project.

We also explored ways to enhance the frequency and accessibility of meetings, including the possibility of attending conferences and opening future meetings to the public. The open forum at the end allowed for a wide range of topics to be discussed, reflecting the collaborative nature of the OpenSSL community. The meeting served as an opportunity to delve into the past, present, and future of OpenSSL, with a focus on maintaining its position as a leading secure communications platform. The event highlighted the comprehensive considerations needed to drive the project forward and showcased a promising path for both the project and its community.