[Openswan Users] regarding the term "OpenS/WAN"
mcr at xelerance.com
Mon Jan 24 15:54:16 CET 2005
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One of the things that we decided when the Openswan project was forked
was that it was no longer the:
"S/WAN" = Secure Wide-Area Network
S/WAN was a term coined by myself and three others in 1995, at a meeting
at RSA in Redwood. That was when IPsec was still very "new". RSA went
and trademarked the term --- the idea was that it would be a label that
said that one was using IPsec in a useful way (i.e. with RSA keys). That
kind of compliance testing was never done by RSA.
FreeS/WAN used the term with permission.
Some said that you were supposed to say "Free" "Ess" "WAN"
We used the name "Openswan" (with that capitalization, and without the /)
because we were tired of the /, and the typing. It is pronounced:
"Oh" "Pen" "Swan"
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