OpenSSL 1.1.1 Fundraiser – 2nd Round of Funding

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Today, we begin our second round of funding in partnership with DuckDuckGo, who will be matching Crowdrise donations for the next four weeks!

You can view the Crowdrise campaign and donate here to have your donation matched (doubled): https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/ostif1/

OpenSSL 1.1.1 Project Changes

We have made changes to the proposed OpenSSL project to bring down costs while still allocating enough resources to ensure that a complete and thorough audit is completed.

The original plan was for all OpenSSL components in the scope to be reviewed by two separate teams, one at Kudelski and one at QuarksLab. This was costly and redundant work that greatly inflated the cost of the project and has delayed fundraising and completion.

To trim down costs, we have:

-Removed Kudelski as our secondary auditor (they were the higher of the two bids).

-Added Jean-Phillipe Aumasson specifically to review the Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG) changes.

-Removed overhead costs such as t-shirts and other giveaways that greatly inflate the costs of the fundraising.

These changes reduced our overall cost of the project substantially and our project fundraising goal is LESS THAN HALF of what it was originally.

We now only need to raise a total of $150,000 to meet our goal and fully fund the project. We are already over halfway there!

The goal on CrowdRise ($70000) represents the funds that we need to raise to complete the OpenSSL project.