Topic: core infrastructure initiative

Core Infrastructure Initiative celebrates three years with new structure and more strategy

It has been three years since the Heartbleed bug plagued the Internet, and the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) was formed. As the organization embarks on the next three years, it is making new structure funding decisions, and hoping to do “less fire-fighting” and “more strategizing.” The CII is introducing new membership levels; a … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: OSS-Fuzz

Google wants to help ensure open-source projects are stable, secure and reliable. According to the company, open-source software is the backbone of many solutions available on the Internet today, and any problems with it could be catastrophic. The company announced the release of OSS-Fuzz, a continuous fuzzing solution for open-source software. OSS-Fuzz is a program … continue reading

Core Infrastructure Initiative announces investment in security tool OWASP ZAP

The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is continuing its commitment to help fund, support and improve open-source projects with a new investment. The organization has announced it is investing in the Open Web Application Security Project Zed Attack Proxy project (OWASP ZAP), a security tool designed to help developers identify vulnerabilities in their web … continue reading

Intel’s RealSense and Google’s Project Tango, CII’s Badge Program, and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 build—SD Times news digest: Aug. 19, 2015

Google and Intel are teaming up to provide 3D capabilities to Google’s Project Tango smartphone. Project Tango is an Android smartphone designed to track 3D motion in real time. Intel recently announced it would be providing Project Tango and RealSense technology in an Android smartphone developer kit. The developer kit will enable indoor navigation and … continue reading

CII’s Census Project to identify essential open-source projects

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has announced a new project to help determine which open-source projects are critical to Internet infrastructure, and in need of additional support and funding. The Census Project is an experimental tool meant to gather metrics and prioritize projects for CII review. “The Census Project aims to become an excellent framework for … continue reading

Core Infrastructure Initiative funds three new open-source projects

The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is turning its focus to three new open-source projects. And the Foundation itself has announced the initiative will be providing more than US$450,000 in financial support to help those projects provide better security. “While each project we’re announcing funding for today is quite different, each is critical to … continue reading

OpenSSL to undergo massive security audit

Now that its codebase is finally viewed as stable, OpenSSL is getting a good top-to-bottom once-over in the form of a sweeping audit. It’s been close to a year since the Heartbleed bug sent the Internet into a frenzy over security. It spurred the software industry to rally behind OpenSSL—sending in more developers, revamping the … continue reading

Heartbleed causes tech giants to unite over open-source software development

The Core Infrastructure Initiative was set up to help fund and support underfunded and understaffed open-source projects … continue reading

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