The OpenSSL Project, an international open source community, adopted "Camellia," a 128-bit block cipher algorithm jointly developed in 2000 by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation ito its OpenSSL toolkit for use in the development of SSL/TLS protocol.To support a secure advanced information society and with the goal of disseminating Camellia, which was selected as a major international standard and recommended cipher, NTT released Camellia source codes as open source on April 13, 2006 so that Camellia can be freely used as an international basic technology. NTT has also provided its source codes to open source communities.

As a result, in September of this year Camellia was incorporated into OpenSSL version 0.9.8c.

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