Linux Foundation's Badge Program Launches to Boost Security of Open Source Apps

Today, May 3, 2016, Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Linux and open source projects, has announced the general availability of its free badge program.

Dubbed CII Best Practices Badges, the free badge program has been created by Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) project. Its main goal is determining the security, stability, and quality and various open source software projects, and among the first to earn these badges are the well-known Linux kernel, OpenSSL, Node.js, GitLab, cURL, Zephyr, and OpenBlox.

“Open source projects often have very good security practices in place but need a way to validate those against industry and community best practices and ensure they’re always improving,” said Nicko van Sommeren, Chief Technology Officer … (read more)

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