Many of the projects in our ecosystem are critically important to developers and users, but on their own lack the resources to keep them viable. The Linux Foundation provides support to a number of these projects through grants and human capital to make sure we have a safe, stable, and secure internet.
The Linux Foundation provides significant resources to keep critical projects up and running. We provide a large amount of assistance to the Linux Kernel, but we have many other programs, too. These programs are helping to keep the plumbing of the Internet safe and secure as well as provide the means for those developers who work on this infrastructure to build critically needed software.
We provide full-time tech support and hardware/software for many community workgroups, including Open Printing, OpenChain, SPDX, and Core Embedded Linux workgroups. Through the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), we raised and funded major projects to improve open source security. Two full-time OpenSSL core developers have been sponsored and a complete audit of OpenSSL has been initiated. This has resulted in a reduction of bug backlog, refactoring critical code paths, improved testing, and security/vulnerability handling policy put into place.