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GlobalSign Now Offers Free Wildcard SSL Certificates for Open-Source Projects

GlobalSign Now Offers Free Wildcard SSL Certificates for Open-Source Projects

Enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority GlobalSign  today announced that it will now be  providing free SSL Certificates for qualified open-source projects. The new service aims to encourage the use of SSL in application development and the growth of security best practices.

We believe this effort will not only help the developers and users of open-source projects but also encourage the adoption of industry best-practices in the use of SSL.
– Ryan Hurst, CTO, GlobalSign.

Open-source projects will be eligible to receive one free Wildcard SSL Certificate valid for as long as the project meets minimum requirements, which are as follows:

  • The software  project must  be licensed with a license approved by the Open Source Initiative.
  • The software  project must actively maintain secure SSL configurations.
  • Order must meet all vetting requirements and agree to GlobalSign’s standard Subscriber Agreement.
  • The software  project must follow industry best practices in configuring  SSL and get an “A” when tested with the GlobalSign SSL Configuration Checker.
  • The site must not be  used for commercial purposes.

GlobalSign's Open Source Project SSL Initiative

With the new service,  Open source projects  can secure several sub domains under one certificate, save on time and money when it comes to strengthening security for their domains and concentrate on their projects without worrying about security.

Developers can also significantly  improve the trust of their open source projects by letting users  know that they are receiving unmodified authentic software and/or source code.

GlobalSign aims to make a difference in how SSL is deployed in the industry today with the new initiative.

“We are delighted to show our commitment to the open-source community by offering free SSL Certificates to these projects,” said Ryan Hurst, Chief technology officer, GMO GlobalSign, Inc.

“We believe this effort will not only help the developers and users of open-source projects but also encourage the adoption of industry best-practices in the use of SSL,” he added.

For more information, click here.

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