August 19, 2015

LinuxCon: Core Infrastructure Initiative Boosts Security Efforts

How does anyone know if any given open-source project is following security best practices? That's a question that the Linux Foundation is now trying to answer with a new program announced at the LinuxCon conference here.

Emily Ratliff, senior director of infrastructure security at the Linux Foundation, announced the new badging effort in a press conference with media and analysts. She said the program is akin to the badges used on the popular Github code-development and -sharing site.

VIDEO: The head of the Linux Foundation's security program details a new initiative to help projects develop and to identify secure best practices.

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