Description of problem:
I'm looking at packaging up libressl (http://www.libressl.org/) for fedora, but it looks like their filenames use 'openssl' in a lot of places.
I was hoping to know your opinion on whether libressl should be held back from fedora for now, or if it's ok to go ahead with this if I s/openssl/libressl/g throughout in libressl so that this package doesn't conflict with openssl.
I don't think it makes much sense to package libressl for Fedora at this time. Certainly it cannot conflict with the OpenSSL package so you would have to do the renaming. But then you would probably have to patch any application that you would like to link against libressl instead of OpenSSL. And I do not think any core application should use libressl instead of OpenSSL at this time. So I would recommend waiting with packaging libressl in Fedora.
Note that the OpenSSL development is now much more agile and the need for the libressl fork is not so clear anymore.