In spite of the huge OpenSSH brouhaha last year, the ssh founder Tatu Ylönen sees great promise in the involvement of Microsoft and others in supporting the continuing development of OpenSSH.
“The open source protocol, which adds security around remote server access and file transfers, is perhaps so ubiquitously used by IT pros that they don’t even notice it’s there. Microsoft has its own proprietary Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), but that hasn’t stopped the company from embracing OpenSSH.
For instance, last month, Microsoft was accepted as a contributor to the OpenSSH community, meaning that it will contribute code and integrate OpenSSH into its Windows client and server operating systems, enabling PowerShell to work with OpenSSH. And this week, The OpenBSD Foundation, the Canadian nonprofit that steers OpenSSH development, acknowledged that Microsoft is now its “first-ever Gold contributor.” Microsoft gave between $25,000 and $50,000 to the foundation as a Gold contributor. Facebook, Google and 2Keys Security Solutions are Silver contributors to The OpenBSD Foundation, with contributions ranging between $10,000 and $25,000.”
Thanks to Redmond Magazine