The OpenSSL Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust,
commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1)
protocols with full-strength cryptography world-wide. The project is managed
by a worldwide community of volunteers that use the Internet to communicate,
plan, and develop the OpenSSL toolkit and its related documentation.|
OpenSSL is based on the excellent SSLeay library developed by Eric A. Young
and Tim J. Hudson. The OpenSSL toolkit is licensed under an Apache-style
licence, which basically means that you are free to get and use it for
commercial and non-commercial purposes subject to some simple license
To compile programs that use the old form <foo.h>,
usually an additional compiler option will suffice: E.g., add
to the CFLAGS in the Makefile of the program that you want to compile
(and leave all the original -I...'s in place!).
This Package is is a new Upstream version with some security fixes.