The Go Daddy Group, Inc., parent company of GoDaddy.com, the No. 1 registrar of domain names, announced that it will issue its Turbo SSL Certificate to bona-fide open source software projects — at no cost. “Open source” software projects allow software developers free access to underlying software code, as well as the ability to read, redistribute, and modify the source code.
Go Daddy has already issued its first free SSL Certificate to binarycloud, an open source project focused on application framework and development environments for creating large-scale PHP applications. The Turbo SSL certificates which Go Daddy will issue to open source projects — a $29.95 value — are issued within minutes, have 99% browser recognition, and provide 128-bit Web server security — the highest level of encryption available on the market today.