May 26, 2018
Free version of the SSL/TLS protocol forked from OpenSSL
LibreSSL is an open-source implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer SSL and Transport Layer Security TLS protocols. It was forked from the OpenSSL cryptographic software library in April 2014 as a response by OpenBSD developers to the Heartbleed security vulnerability in OpenSSL, with the aim of refactoring the OpenSSL code so as to provide a more secure implementation.
LibreSSL was forked from the OpenSSL library starting with the 1.0.1g branch and will follow the security guidelines used elsewhere in the OpenBSD project.