License

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The OpenSSL project and foundation appreciate material and works produced by individuals and oraganizations for the community. Documentation, patches, and sample programs help ensure the library is reliable and easy to use. To ensure the most benefit to the project and community, contributions to this wiki must either:

  1. existing material copied from a public domain source
  2. original content created by you and released under the current or future OpenSSL license
  3. existing content already released under the current or future OpenSSL license.

The current OpenSSL licence is an "Apache style" license. OpenSSL community feedback indicates the license has opportunity for improvement. Some thought has been given to migrating to a pure Apache license. Future contributions to OpenSSL will use Individual Contributor and Corporate Contributor agreements. The agreements are currently draft status.

Source Code Patches

If you contribute patches for the library source code, then the OpenSSL project will use the XXX license. You will not need to do YYY to ensure your changes can be accepted by the project.

Sample Programs

If you contribute sample programs for using the library, then the OpenSSL project will use the XXX license. You should place the following text at the top of the source files:

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aide of their country.

Man Page Documentation

If you contribute documentation for the source code, then the OpenSSL project will use the XXX license. You will not need to do YYY to ensure your changes can be accepted by the project.

Wiki Documentation

If you contribute documentation on the wiki, then the OpenSSL project will use the XXX license. You will not need to do anything to place your works under the license.