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Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN future plans, was: Re: [Openvpn-devel] future of Openvpn / time to fork ?


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN future plans, was: Re: [Openvpn-devel] future of Openvpn / time to fork ?
  • From: Farkas Levente <lfarkas@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 17:14:50 +0100

hi,
thanks for the good news!
can you tell us some estimated deadlines?
thanks.

James Yonan wrote:
> To the OpenVPN Community:
> 
> I apologize for the longer-than-expected 2.1 release cycle.  But I'm 
> actually pleased to announce that there is good news on the horizon.  We 
> will likely be getting some funding shortly to organize the OpenVPN 
> project more as a traditional open source business, where support 
> services and commercial licensing will fund paid positions for 
> coordinating maintenance and release cycles.  Quite frankly, as OpenVPN 
> has matured, the effort required to maintain the project has gone beyond 
> what a single individual can do in their spare time.
> 
> The plan is this:  in the short term, we're going to work on catching up 
> with the patch queue and getting 2.1 out the door.
> 
> In particular, there is one outstanding issue where we could use a 
> volunteer.  The 2.1-rc4 version of the Windows TAP driver, which 
> contains a minor fix for Vista support, is broken on Win2K (When built 
> with the Vista DDK RC 1 and explicitly targeted at Win2K and higher).   
> This is something that needs to be resolved before 2.1 can be released.
> 
> Longer term, the OpenVPN prognosis is looking very good.  With 
> additional funding being likely, look for improvements in the web site 
> (Wiki, bug-reports/feature-request management), new commercial support 
> offerings, and a possible appliance product.  With new funding, we will 
> also push for third party security certification and drafting of a 
> comprehensive RFC that documents the underlying OpenVPN protocol.
> 
> If you'd like to be a part of the new OpenVPN team, we are looking for 
> guru-level developers to work on OpenVPN 3.  If you are interested, 
> please send your resume to info@xxxxxxxxxxx and include "resume" in the 
> subject line.
> 
> Best Regards,
> James
> 
> Olivier Goudron wrote:
>> Hello everybody.
>>
>> I am installing Openvpn for my customers since version 1.5.0 and i am 
>> very happy with this software.
>>
>> Today i am waiting the 2.1 version but i have more and more doubts on 
>> the release date.
>>
>> There's no trace of update since April 2007 (RC4) and nobody know if 
>> James is "still alive".
>>
>> I have to think about using an other software if Openvpn is really 
>> dead :-(.
>>
>> So my questions are :
>> - James are you alive ?
>> - James, is Openvpn still alive ?
>> - If we have no answer does someone want and/or can do a fork ...
>>
>> Bests regards, Olivier Goudron.
>>
>> PS : sorry for my English.
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