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- OpenSSL 0.9.8k
+ OpenSSL 0.9.8m
- Copyright (c) 1998-2008 The OpenSSL Project
+ Copyright (c) 1998-2009 The OpenSSL Project
Copyright (c) 1995-1998 Eric A. Young, Tim J. Hudson
All rights reserved.
@@ -112,8 +112,6 @@
should be contacted if that algorithm is to be used; their web page is
- The MDC2 algorithm is patented by IBM.
NTT and Mitsubishi have patents and pending patents on the Camellia
algorithm, but allow use at no charge without requiring an explicit
licensing agreement: http://info.isl.ntt.co.jp/crypt/eng/info/chiteki.html
@@ -139,6 +137,9 @@
+ See the OpenSSL website www.openssl.org for details of how to obtain
+ commercial technical support.
If you have any problems with OpenSSL then please take the following steps
@@ -165,6 +166,10 @@
+ Note that the request tracker should NOT be used for general assistance
+ or support queries. Just because something doesn't work the way you expect
+ does not mean it is necessarily a bug in OpenSSL.
Note that mail to openssl-bugs@openssl.org is recorded in the publicly
readable request tracker database and is forwarded to a public
mailing list. Confidential mail may be sent to openssl-security@openssl.org
@@ -175,10 +180,22 @@
Development is coordinated on the openssl-dev mailing list (see
http://www.openssl.org for information on subscribing). If you
- would like to submit a patch, send it to openssl-dev@openssl.org with
+ would like to submit a patch, send it to openssl-bugs@openssl.org with
the string "[PATCH]" in the subject. Please be sure to include a
textual explanation of what your patch does.
+ If you are unsure as to whether a feature will be useful for the general
+ OpenSSL community please discuss it on the openssl-dev mailing list first.
+ Someone may be already working on the same thing or there may be a good
+ reason as to why that feature isn't implemented.
+ Patches should be as up to date as possible, preferably relative to the
+ current CVS or the last snapshot. They should follow the coding style of
+ OpenSSL and compile without warnings. Some of the core team developer targets
+ can be used for testing purposes, (debug-steve64, debug-geoff etc). OpenSSL
+ compiles on many varied platforms: try to ensure you only use portable
+ features.
Note: For legal reasons, contributions from the US can be accepted only
if a TSU notification and a copy of the patch are sent to crypt@bis.doc.gov
(formerly BXA) with a copy to the ENC Encryption Request Coordinator;