Linux Foundation introduces program to address open-source security issues

The Linux Foundation has launched a new open-source security program; which will boost the security of open-source software. In an announcement today by company; “The stakes have never been higher for open-source software security. With millions of people around the world relying on open source software — and vulnerabilities like Heartbleed putting everyone at risk — it’s time to change the way we support, protect, and fortify open software.”

In this project many tech firms, developers and stakeholders are brought together to create an ideal specifications and improve the security of critical open-source projects. GitLab, Curl, OpenBlox, OpenSSL, Zephyr are the early badge owner included.

The main motive behind this free program is to establish stability,quality and security of open-source software. The Linux Foundation further said; “The CII Best Practices online app enables developers to quickly determine whether they are following best practices and to receive a badge they can display on GitHub and other online properties when they pass. The app and its criteria are an open source project to which developers can contribute.”

The open-source software is commonly used all over the world to manage and control database to web domain beckend online system. This free program will allow developers to have a direction of input and improvement; which can only improve security for users and vendors worldwide.

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