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New Project by Linux Foundation - Core Infrastructure Initiative

After the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability [1] that sent lots of products scrambling to issue a patch to prevent data leakage, the Linux Foundation formed a new initiative [2] with some of the major technologies leaders, to support critical open source projects to like OpenSSL to provide funding and ensure greater reliability.

"The first project under consideration to receive funds from the Initiative will be OpenSSL, which could receive fellowship funding for key developers as well as other resources to assist the project in improving its security, enabling outside reviews, and improving responsiveness to patch requests."[2]

Do you think this kind of initiative will improve open source project?

[1] https://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=17917
[2] http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2014/04/amazon-web-services-cisco-dell-facebook-fujitsu-google-ibm-intel

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Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu

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