Why does MAMP not include the latest OpenSSL library?

MAMP (PRO) offers a wide range of PHP versions, something our long-time users have come to expect and love. Unfortunately, the older versions of PHP are not compatible with the latest OpenSSL version so we include the greatest common denominator across all PHP versions - which is the 1.0.2 line. As MAMP (PRO) was designed as a development environment (and is not intended to be used as a live serving system) this is not a security problem. Every SSL aspect of development can be tested! And to be completely honest: MySQL does use the latest OpenSSL routines.