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Heartbleed crisis set donations is motion to fix future problems with OpenSSL
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The Heartbleet security patch has been released and applied to most systems and firewalls. But now big Companies are stepping up to help out OpenSSL. OpenSSL is an open source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. The group of volunteers developers maintain Open SSL admitted that they receive on average $2,000 a year in donation to help out this project. Now that the Heartblled effected so many secure systems, big companies are stepping up by donating millions of dollars to the group to help maintain the open-source code.
The companies that contributed to this cause are Dell, Fujitsu Ltd NetApp Inc, Rackspace Hosting Inc, VMware Inc., Amazon.com Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Facebook Inc, Google Inc, IBM, Intel Corp and Microsoft Corp.
Now that the openSSL has more founds the Code should be more secure and less vulnerable to future security breaches and attacks. As many of developers and programmers would like to continue to use open source OpenSSL which is correctly free to use.
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