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Dell, Cisco, Microsoft, Google and friends to fund critical open-source projects

OpenSSL to be one of first beneficiaries

     
11:42 pm on Apr 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Tech's biggest names have vowed to pour cash into crucial open-source projects that glue the web together and hopefully kill off any dire bugs that could wreck the net.

The Linux Foundation announced on Thursday that it had formed "The Core Infrastructure Initiative" to fund open projects that are critical to the functioning of the internet.

The goal is to make sure the recent Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability and worse omnishambles never happen again. It comes after the chap who accidentally introduced the Heartbleed bug called for more people to work on the OpenSSL code. The library is used across the world to secure websites, VPNs, and more, from eavesdroppers and tamperers.

[theregister.co.uk...]
Good news for those who secure their sites with OpenSSL...