Core Infrastructure Initiative

Core Infrastructure InitiativeThe Core Infrastructure Initiative is a multi-million dollar project housed at The Linux Foundation to fund open source projects that are in the critical path for core computing functions. Inspired by the Heartbleed OpenSSL crisis, The Initiative’s funds will be administered by the Linux Foundation and a steering group comprised of backers of the project as well as key open source developers and other industry stakeholders.

The steering group will work with an advisory board of esteemed open source developers to identify and fund open source projects in need. Support from the initiative can include funding for fellowships for key developers to work full time on the open source project, security audits, computing and test infrastructure, travel, face-to-face meeting coordination and other support. Early supporters include:

Amazon Web ServicesAdobeBloombergCisco Dell FacebookFujitsuGoogleHPHitachiHuaweiIBMIntelMicrosoftNECNetAppQualcommRackspacesalesforce.comvmware

We expect more to follow suit in the coming weeks and months. Members of CII will evaluate open source projects that are essential to global computing infrastructure and are experiencing under-investment. These companies recognize the need for directed funds for highly critical open source software projects they all consume and that run much of modern day society. They also value and invest in developers and collaborative software development and want to support this important work.

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