2014-04-24 09:14:58 UTC
Excellent timeline with links to many additional articles:
OpenBSD founder wants to bin buggy OpenSSL library, launches fork:
" OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has created a fork of OpenSSL, the
" widely used open source cryptographic software library that
" contained the notorious Heartbleed security vulnerability.
" OpenSSL has suffered from a lack of funding and code contributions
" despite being used in websites and products by many of the world's
" biggest and richest corporations. Further Reading Heartbleed
" developer explains OpenSSL mistake that put Web at risk
" "Trivial" coding error in open source project wasn't intentional,
" report says.
" The decision to fork OpenSSL is bound to be controversial given that
" OpenSSL powers hundreds of thousands of Web servers. When asked why
" he wanted to start over instead of helping to make OpenSSL better,
" de Raadt said the existing code is too much of a mess.