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Caddy 0.10.7 Released with Secure Forward Proxy Plugin
Caddy 0.10.7 was released two Fridays ago. There was no hype or celebration because technically it's a minor release. But this is a landmark release in more than one way. Most notably, a new plugin, http.forwardproxy, is a significant boon to those interested in online privacy and Internet freedom.
First, I want to thank the countless hours of effort that contributors have put into the project and its community. This particular release had 9 contributors to the code base: Simon Lightfoot, Dhananjay Balan, Dusty Doris, Henrique Dias, Mark Severson, Mattias Wadman, Sergey Frolov, Julian Mazzitelli, and Andreas Linz.
Caddy's Certificate Management Policies
Caddy stepped into unknown territory when it became the first web server to use HTTPS by default and manage your TLS certificates for you. When Let's Encrypt suffered a connectivity issue yesterday, it exposed some grave realities (and misunderstandings) about automated certificate management. I'd like to talk about what happened, clarify a few things, make some recommendations, and raise questions for future consideration.
The incident Approximately 1 hour after I went to sleep on Thursday night, Let's Encrypt began having some troubles with issuance.
Caddy's MOSS Experience
In spring of 2016, Cory and I were introduced to the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program with regards to Caddy. Every three months, Mozilla reviews applications from open source projects to grant them an award of an amount according to the project's request. MOSS is truly a celebration of open source and we want to share our experience with the program.
Mozilla gives awards for three classes of open source projects:
Caddy 0.10 Released
We're thrilled to release Caddy 0.10 on the same day as we unveil the new website and products for businesses. A lot of work has gone into this release, with contributions from more than 25 developers over the last 3 months. Caddy 0.10 is available now on the download page or at GitHub releases.
It was kind of fun to watch people anticipate a version 1.0 release today, but I don't think version 0.
Introducing Options for Businesses
For years, businesses have been interested in the Caddy project but unable to secure for themselves guarantees of continued development because of its free and open source nature. Other businesses want to promote Caddy's benefits across the Web in the best interest of their own customers. Today, I'm pleased to introduce the Caddy Engineering Package and official Caddy Sponsorship plans to help fill those voids.
This has been almost 12 months in the making.