OpenSSL Forked By OpenBSD Into LibreSSL
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 22 April 2014 at 09:03 AM EDT. 64 Comments
Following the fallout from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, OpenBSD developers have decided to fork the OpenSSL code-base to create LibreSSL.

LibreSSL is a fork of the SSL/TLS protocol code from OpenSSL and aims to rewrite code as well as remove a lot of functionality that is only of limited use or has been deprecated and destined for removal. Developers will still worry about portability and they will work on multi-OS support once LibreSSL has an established baseline. For now, OpenBSD is the only supported platform of LibreSSL and there's already plans to ship it as part of OpenBSD 5.6.

More information on this new OpenSSL fork focused on greater security and reliability can be found via LibreSSL.org.

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