OpenSSL: License Agreements and Changes Are Coming

By n8willis

At the OpenSSL blog, Rich Salz has announced
the project’s decision to migrate away from the “rather unique
and idiosyncratic
” OpenSSL license to the Apache 2.0 license.
In order to make the change in an upcoming release, though, the
project “will soon require almost every contributor to have a
signed a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) on file.

Individual and corporate versions of the CLA are posted; trivial
patches will evidently not trigger the need for the submitter to sign
and file an agreement. Salz closes by noting that more details are
still to come, since “there is a lot of grunt work needed to clean up the backlog and untangle all the years of work from the time when nobody paid much attention to this sort of detail.

From: LWN