Before the final post I'll give on this topic, a bit of backstory as I understand it.
During winter of 2015 (or was it 2016? I forget.) orignal the original author of i2pd took a 2 week winter vacation while the codebase was in shambles. During this break some of the contributors of i2pd decided to hard fork the codebase starting with turning all the tabs to spaces. It is unclear if Anonimal was a part of the group or not.
When original came back he flipped his living shit and put his new changes that used openssl onto Bitbucket and then later merged it
on Github in another branch. This is the historical reason why i2pd uses the
openssl branch and not
master as the primary branch.
Kovri is based off the code base before the openssl branch which is truly godawful, however almost none of it remains in …