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

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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.

The new OpenSSL Project Roadmap, unveiled Monday and updated yesterday, sets out a list of goals for its new staff.

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