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OpenSSL Extends Feedback on Draft Mission & Values Statement

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OpenSSL would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback on our draft mission & values statement. The response has been great, and the feedback is really important to us. We are working through those responses.

We’d like to get even more feedback so we are extending the response period until 19th May 2023. If you haven’t already provided feedback to us, please do so by:

As a small incentive we will be randomly selecting 10 responders out of everyone who has provided feedback and the lucky ones will receive an OpenSSL T-shirt. (Yes this includes those who have already responded to us).

Once finalised, we intend to realign all activities of the project to ensure they reflect our agreed mission and values.

We look forward to your input.

The undersigned,

  • Anton Arapov
  • Matt Caswell
  • Mark Cox
  • Paul Dale
  • Tamara Dale
  • Tim Hudson
  • Hugo Landau
  • Richard Levitte
  • Ales Marecek
  • Tomas Mraz

Draft Mission Statement

We believe everyone should have access to security and privacy tools, whoever they are, wherever they are or whatever their personal beliefs are, as a fundamental human right.

Our Values

  • We believe all our communities are important.
  • We believe in the principles of open source software, not only for its inherent values but also for the transparency and accountability it provides to our security and privacy tools.
  • We believe in behaving in a manner that fosters trust and confidence.
  • We believe that our governance and output should be transparent and open.
  • We believe that no Government, Organisation or Individual should have undue influence over the delivery of our mission.

Meet Anton Arapov: The Latest Addition to the OpenSSL Team

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We are thrilled to announce that Anton Arapov has joined the OpenSSL team! Anton brings a wealth of experience to the project, having previously worked on the Linux kernel, telecom core services, and cloud infrastructure management software as an engineering and project manager. He’s deeply committed to open-source software and will undoubtedly propel the OpenSSL project forward with his expertise and knowledge.

OpenSSL Seeks Feedback on Draft Mission & Values Statement

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Following the successful OpenSSL 2023 face-to-face conference, OpenSSL has produced a draft mission & values statement. Once finalised, we intend to realign all activities of the project to ensure they reflect our agreed mission and values. Before doing so however, we would like to obtain feedback on this statement from the public, to ensure it represents all of our communities. By offering us your feedback, you will help us to ensure the OpenSSL project is run in a way that reflects the values of all of our users.

Please ensure you submit your feedback by 14th April 2023.

You can provide us with feedback either by:

We look forward to your feedback.

The undersigned,

  • Anton Arapov
  • Matt Caswell
  • Mark Cox
  • Paul Dale
  • Tamara Dale
  • Tim Hudson
  • Hugo Landau
  • Richard Levitte
  • Ales Marecek
  • Tomas Mraz

Draft Mission Statement

We believe everyone should have access to security and privacy tools, whoever they are, wherever they are or whatever their personal beliefs are, as a fundamental human right.

Our Values

  • We believe all our communities are important.
  • We believe in the principles of open source software, not only for its inherent values but also for the transparency and accountability it provides to our security and privacy tools.
  • We believe in behaving in a manner that fosters trust and confidence.
  • We believe that our governance and output should be transparent and open.
  • We believe that no Government, Organisation or Individual should have undue influence over the delivery of our mission.

OpenSSL Face-to-Face Conference 2023

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[Photo of OpenSSL F2F 2023 attendees]

In February 2023, the OpenSSL project held a face-to-face meeting in Queensland, Australia, which was attended by most of the project’s full-time contractors and OMC members. Amongst other subjects, the conference aimed to identify how OpenSSL can improve its governance and better execute on its mission.

OpenSSL 1.1.1 End of Life

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We are now less than 6 months away from the End Of Life (EOL) date for the OpenSSL 1.1.1 series. Users of OpenSSL 1.1.1 should consider their options and plan any actions they might need to take.

OpenSSL FIPS Update and Expansion of Rebranding Offer

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We are thrilled to inform you that the complimentary FIPS rebranding service for our premium support customers has been extended. As part of this non-contractual benefit, premium support customers are entitled to one rebranding of any of our FIPS provider certificates per year, completely free of charge.

OpenSSL 3.1 Final Release

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We are pleased to announce that the forthcoming OpenSSL 3.1 release is to be made available on 14th March 2023.

OpenSSL 3.1 Release Candidate

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The OpenSSL Management Committee (OMC) and the OpenSSL Technical Committee (OTC) are glad to announce our first beta release of OpenSSL 3.1. We consider this to be a release candidate and as such encourage all OpenSSL users to build and test against this beta release and provide feedback.

OpenSSL 3.1 Alpha Release

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The OpenSSL Management Committee and the OpenSSL Technical Committee are glad to announce the alpha release of OpenSSL 3.1.