What is ipfs-http-client?

I was doing a full build of snapshot, and ran into a broken package, libipfs-http-client. It looks like it depends on curl which was just updated, no big deal. But when I was looking into the package, I couldn't see that it actually does anything in OpenWrt.

The build package is ipfs-http-client. It supplies two OpenWrt packages: libipfs-http-client, and libipfs-http-client-tests. One is the library, the other is a set of tests for the library. As far as I can tell, nothing depends on the library except the library tests, and nothing depends on the tests.

I'm curious if anyone knows why it's in OpenWrt and what its history is. Was it a dependency of something else that got taken out, and that's why it's orphaned?