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Paving with Good Intentions: The Attempt to Rescue the Network Time Protocol

After the Heartbleed bug revealed in April 2014 how understaffed and under-funded the OpenSSL project was, the Network Time Foundation was discovered to be one of several projects in a similar condition. Unfortunately, thanks to a project fork, the efforts to lend NTP support have only divided the...
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Time Is Running Out for NTP

Everyone benefits from Network Time Protocol, but the project struggles to pay its sole maintainer or fund its various initiatives.  “NTF’s NTP project remains severely underfunded,” the project team wrote in a recent security advisory. “Google was unable to sponsor us this year, and currently, the...
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Linux Foundation Backs Reproducible Builds Effort for Secure Software

Building software securely requires a verifiable method of reproduction and that is why the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative is supporting the Reproducible Builds Project. In an effort to help open-source software developers build more secure software, the Linux Foundation is...
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Here are some of the best options for finding funding for your open source project.

How to Find Funding for an Open Source Project

Ask people how to find funding for a technology project, and many of them will point to crowdsourcing sites. After all, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the Pebble smartwatch, and even the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer were launched after their inventors collectively raised millions of...
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The OPNFV project is among a handful of open source organizations to recently earn a CII Best Practices Badge for security compliance.

How OPNFV Earned Its Security Stripes and Received a CII Best Practices Badge

Security is always a hot-button issue, and one the folks at the OPNFV project take seriously. In fact, the project -- an integrated open platform for facilitating NFV deployments -- is among a handful of open source organizations to recently earn a CII Best Practices Badge for security compliance...
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Secure the Internet: Core Infrastructure Initiative's Aim

VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure. In the aftermath of the Heartbleed vulnerability's emergence in 2014, the Linux Foundation created the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII)to help prevent that...
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Learn more about the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices Badges Program. [Image credit: torbakhopper]

How to Get an Open Source Security Badge from CII

Co-authored by Dr. David A. Wheeler Everybody loves getting badges.  Fitbit badges, Stack Overflow badges, Boy Scout merit badges, and even LEED certification are just a few examples that come to mind.  A recent 538 article "Even psychologists love badges" publicized the value of a badge....
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This Week in Linux News: Open Source Jobs Report Reveals In-Demand Skills, CII Announces New Badge Program, & More

1) The Linux Foundation Jobs Report (published this week) shows Open source programming and DevOps skills to be in-demand amongst hiring managers. hiring_o.jpg Creative Commons Zero Linux Foundation: Open Source Programming and DevOps Jobs Plentiful- The VAR Guy 2) The Core...
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Linux Foundation Launches Badge Program to Boost Open Source Security

The Linux Foundation has released the first round of CII Best Practices badges as part of a program designed to improve the quality and security of open-source software. Announced on Tuesday, the non-profit said the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project which brings tech firms, developers...
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