(Someone on [EMAIL PROTECTED] suggested I send this message to
the cryptography list as well.  This is an abbreviated version, the
full document can be read at http://www.free.lp.se/OpenSSL-funding.html)

                    Fundraising for OpenSSL development

                              Richard Levitte
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   Hello OpenSSL users and developpers,

   I'm Richard Levitte, an OpenSSL developper.

   I've been active in many parts of OpenSSL, most notably in portability
   issues, ENGINE, UI, CONF, memory allocation and a number of other
   parts I forget, as well as general tinkering when and where needed.

   This letter is about raising funds for me to work on parts of OpenSSL
   that I initiated or have plans to initiate, more or less full time for
   at least three months, and possibly more.

   This letter will be kept up to date at

So, what's the deal?

   The deal is that I currently find myself a little short on job
   assignments except for some short ones, and therefore, my planning
   book is more or less empty for the rest of 2004. I would like to be
   able to use this opportunity to make a larger contribution to OpenSSL
   with some tasks that are bigger than those one can complete on one's
   spare time within a reasonable time frame.

   The tasks I'm planning on are:
     * to complete the STORE library, including the implementaion of a
       few STORE accessing ENGINE modules (File, LDAP and a special one
       for the nCipher HSM store come in mind, and more may be added),
       and have it replace the current X509_LOOKUP mechanism.
     * to implement certificate path building that can handle simple
       PKIs, hierarchical PKIs, mesh PKIs, hybrid PKIs, using the current
       PKIX draft (currently draft-ietf-pkix-certpathbuild-03.txt) as
       basic document.
     * [OPTIONAL, if time permits] to make configuration easier to
       program, and to work toward a unification of all platforms so the
       building system looks the same everywhere.

   This email is an appeal to the OpenSSL user community to try to raise
   money for three or more months of my time to be able to dedicate time
   to work on the tasks shown above.

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