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didn't know there was a disagreement over NTP development

Alexander Bochmann Friday 24 of March, 2017
The New Stack: Paving with Good Intentions: The Attempt to Rescue the Network Time Protocol

After the Heartbleed bug revealed in April 2014 how understaffed and under-funded the OpenSSL project was, the Network Time Foundation was discovered to be one of several projects in a similar condition. Unfortunately, thanks to a project fork, the efforts to lend NTP support have only divided the development community and created two projects scrambling for funds where originally there was only one.


The effort to rescue NTP started becoming complicated when Stenn approached the Internet Civil Engineering Institute (ICEI) for funding and ended up attempting to collaborate with ICEI representatives Eric S. Raymond and Susan Sons. Accounts differ about exactly what happened, but the collaboration was unsuccessful.

(Via Russ White).