The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization that encourages and enables mass innovation through open source. The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF) has joined Linux in a strategic partnership to advance security for open source software (OSS). This interesting news came to us from Yahoo! Finance in their article, “New Collaboration Brings Increased Open Source Security Support and Assurances to Software Developers.”
Together, the organizations will collaborate and build on a depth of their combined experience supporting security audits for widely deployed open source communities. This formal and strategic agreement will allow the Linux Foundation to augment its work on security audits by including audit sourcing experts through OSTIF’s network. OSTIF will share the resources available through the Linux Foundation’s Community Bridge , a funding and support ecosystem for developers and projects, with its community to help fundraise for new audits.
As a pioneer in the field, the Linux Foundation is one of the few organizations taking the actions required to truly support it for generations to come. “We are excited to join forces and increase our collective impact on improving critical software,” said Amir Montazery, vice president of development at OSTIF.
Melody K. Smith
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