Bug#904044: RFP: openvpn3 -- Next generation OpenVPN client for Linux

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Bug#904044: RFP: openvpn3 -- Next generation OpenVPN client for Linux

David Sommerseth
Package: openvpn3
Version: N/A
Severity: wishlist

* Package name: openvpn3
Upstream Author: David Sommerseth <[hidden email]>
* URL: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn3-linux
* License: AGPLv3
Description: OpenVPN 3 Linux Client


I'm working on a brand new OpenVPN client on Linux.  This is a complete
rewrite of OpenVPN (in C++) but maintains backwards compatibility with most of
the OpenVPN 2.x servers which are widely adopted.

This new client uses also a very different approach than the classic OpenVPN
2.x.  It is fully based on D-Bus, which gives the possibility of proper
privilege separation out-of-the-box (no more sudo from the command line).  And
it provides a Python 3 module to easily implement your own front-end
interfaces towards the backend services.

There is still some work needed to be done on this client, it isn't 100%
production ready.  But we're getting closer to a beta release.  The current
state now is that it generally runs fine and stable, even over many days and
weeks.

More information can be found on GitHub (or GitLab, if you prefer that)

I have also provided a functional openvpn3 Copr package (for early testers on
Fedora/RHEL/CentOS) which can be found here:
<https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/dsommers/openvpn3/>

I would appreciate help in getting this packaged for Debian (and implicitly
Ubuntu) - especially since I have no Debian packaging experience and my hands
are full on reaching a complete release.

Feel free to reach out for more information.  I'm also hanging out on FreeNode
(nick: dazo) and is definitely available on #openvpn and #openvpn-devel.


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kind regards,

David Sommerseth
OpenVPN Inc



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Bug#904044: Acknowledgement (RFP: openvpn3 -- Next generation OpenVPN client for Linux)

David Sommerseth

We have now provided our own Debian and Ubuntu repositories for the time
being, to have a chance to more easily provide packages to these users.  This
packaging can most likely be improved a lot, which we are aware of.  But it is
at least packages which works and can act as a starting point.

More information can be seen in the announcement sent earlier today:
<https://www.mail-archive.com/openvpn-devel@.../msg18480.html>

If someone would be willing to bring the OpenVPN 3 package into the official
repositories, it would be highly appreciated.


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kind regards,

David Sommerseth
OpenVPN Inc



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