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NewsForge: Donors, Takers Size Up Free Open Source Certificate Support

Mar 07, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"By offering free SSL certificates to open source projects, domain registrar GoDaddy.com is asking, 'Will the real open source please stand up?'

"We thought it might be interesting to see what kind of response GoDaddy got, what it is doing to filter out the open source noise from the truly open source projects, and what it really takes to cash in on open source authenticity to score a free Turbo SSL Certificate from the Arizona company. Conversely, what must open source projects do to take advantage of this kind of free support--whether it be SSL certs, hosting, or other services that can put more time and energy back on the code--without compromising any control...?"

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