Linux Foundation Invests about $452,000 for Open Source Security Projects

The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) today announced that it is investing $452,000 in new grants for three open-source projects, as part of CII's continuing mission to improve open-source code security.

The Linux Foundation created CII in April 2014 following news of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. In February 2015, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin told eWEEK that CII raised $5.5 million to help offer grants and assistance to open-source projects. CII's financial backers are Adobe, Bloomberg, Hewlett-Packard, VMware, Rackspace, NetApp, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Google, Fujitsu, Facebook, Dell, Amazon and Cisco. Until now, CII did not have its own direct leadership, but that is changing with the hiring of Emily Ratliff, senior director of infrastructure security for CII

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