I don't know if you heard about this https://letsencrypt.org/ , but it seems it will be a big deal with Akamai, Cisco, EFF and Mozilla backing it up. So where's Stallman now? :)
I trust the *min team will do something to integrate this into the control panels as it could be a game changer for the the certificates stupid food-chain.
Cheers (btw it's a simple command with "simple" requirements so maybe it's time to add a big new feature to the classic ones, DNS/website/mail/ftp/DAV/etc when managing a domain, I think it should be there).