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Initial release3.0 / January 02, 2013
Stable release
3.25 / 27 June 2018; 4 months ago (2018-06-27)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemLinux
LicenseGNU General Public License[2]

In the field of computer security, Libreswan is a fork of the Openswan IPsec VPN implementation created by almost all of the Openswan developers after a lawsuit about the ownership of the Openswan name was filed against Paul Wouters, the release manager of Openswan, in December 2012.[3][4] The lawsuit was later settled out of court. The Libreswan project has an active community of developers and contributors with regular releases. They can be found on the #swan channel on the Freenode IRC service.

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  1. ^ "CHANGES". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  2. ^ "LICENSE". Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  3. ^ Wouters, Paul (2012-12-15). "Resignation from Openswan". Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  4. ^ Wouters, Paul (2012-12-16). "My resignation of The Openswan Project". Retrieved 2015-09-28.