Entries by The Linux Foundation

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The World’s Major Technology Providers Converge to Improve the Security of Software Supply Chains

Imagine you have created an open source project that has become incredibly popular.  Thousands, if not millions, of developers worldwide, rely on the lines of code that you wrote. You have become an accidental hero of that community — people love your code, contribute to improving it, requesting new features, and encouraging others to use […]

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Open Source Security Foundation Raises $10 Million in New Commitments to Secure Software Supply Chains

Industry leaders from technology, financial services, telecom, and cybersecurity sectors respond to Biden’s Executive Order, commit to a more secure future for software; open source luminary Brian Behlendorf becomes general manager LOS ANGELES, Calif – KubeCon – October 13, 2021 –  The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced […]

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Academy Software Foundation giving open communities access to production-grade digital assets for testing, demonstration, and education purposes

Background The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a project hosted by The Linux Foundation, provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on image creation, visual effects, animation, and sound technologies.  It was created in 2018 after the conclusion of an investigation […]

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Michael Cheng Joins the Linux Foundation Board of Directors

We’re pleased to announce that Michael Cheng joined the Linux Foundation Board of Directors earlier this year. Michael is a product manager at Facebook, currently supporting open source and standards work across the company. Michael is a former network engineer and M&A attorney. He previously led the product, commercial, and intellectual property functions on Facebook’s […]

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SPDX Becomes Internationally Recognized Standard for Software Bill of Materials

Backed by many of the world’s largest companies for more than a decade, SPDX formally becomes an internationally recognized ISO/IEC JTC 1 standard during a transformational time for software and supply chain security SAN FRANCISCO, September 9, 2021 – The Linux Foundation, Joint Development Foundation, and the SPDX community, today announced the Software Package Data […]

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Funded open source security work at the Linux Foundation

Open source software (OSS) is vitally important to the functioning of society today; it underpins much of the global economy. However, some OSS is highly secure, while others are not as secure as they need to be. By its very nature, open source enables worldwide peer review, yet while its transparency has the potential for […]

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Understanding US Export Controls and Open Source Projects (2021 Update)

One of the greatest strengths of open source development is how it enables collaboration across the entire world. However, because open source development is a global activity, it necessarily involves making available software across national boundaries. Some countries’ export control regulations, such as the United States, may require taking additional steps to ensure that an […]