Linux Foundation enlists Microsoft, Google to prevent the next Heartbleed
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Projects If we've learned one lesson from the Heartbleed fisaco, it's this: It should never happen again. But just patching or upgrading a project as crucial as OpenSSL won't be enough in the long run. When the Internet's stability and security rest on a project, that project must be given solid material support that ensures both growth and dependibility. That's the plan of the newly formed CII (Core Infrastructure Initiative), a consortium organized by the Linux Foundation and backed by a roster of A-list tech outfits: Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, and VMware. All of them deploy or rely on Linux or other open source projects in one form or another, so this is as much a defensive measure as it is a charitable one -- a way to ensure the software they're deploying isn't silently broken.

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