​Open Source Encryption? Now Netherlands Votes to Help Fund Security Projects


passwordIn what some might see as swimming against the political mainstream, the Netherlands parliament has just decided to back open-source web security with hard cash.

While November’s Paris attacks prompted US and European governments to revisit the debate over back-door policies to soften data encryption, the Netherlands lower house has voted to fund projects to strengthen it.

In total, the Dutch lower house agreed to spend €500,000 ($547,000) to support the open-source OpenSSL, LibreSSL, and PolarSSL web-security projects.

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