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Awoogah – brown alert: OpenSSL preps 'high severity' security fixes

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: Pisses me off...

how the OpenSSL developers kept shouting about how great their software was

Citations, please. Prior to the massive cash infusion after Heartbleed, OpenSSL had one full-time developer: Steve Henson, who is not inclined to make public pronouncements, and generally restricted his comments on openssl-users and openssl-dev to technical matters.

As I recall, Eric Young sometimes debated broader questions on the lists (I remember his weighing in on an exchange about whether OpenSSL needed a gather-write API to help apps avoid Nagle / Delayed ACK interaction), but I can't think of any occasions where he claimed the OpenSSL source code was "great".

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