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OpenSSL speeds up development to avoid being “slow-moving and insular”

By: Bryan Lunduke

July 3, 2014 12:52 pm

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The makers of OpenSSL unveiled a new development roadmap this week, saying the open source project needs to change because it “is increasingly perceived as slow-moving and insular.”

The inner workings of the poorly funded OpenSSL project came under scrutiny after the discovery of Heartbleed, a security flaw in the cryptography library that put much of the Web’s encrypted communications at risk. Tech giants eventually agreed to give the project money, enough to hire two full-time developers and perform a third-party security audit.

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(Jon Brodkin via ars technica)