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Stable release 3.17 / 4 April 2016; 3 months ago (2016-04-04)[1]
Operating system Linux
Type IPsec
License GNU 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 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 2016-04-30. 
  2. ^ "LICENSE". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  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.