Core Infrastructure Initiative
Fortifying our future.
The stakes have never been higher for open-source software security. With millions of people around the world relying on open source software — and vulnerabilities like Heartbleed putting everyone at risk — it's time to change the way we support, protect, and fortify open software.
Millions of dollars of shared vigilance.
With our Core Infrastructure Initiative, we're taking a collaborative, pre-emptive approach for strengthening cyber security. Many industry giants signed on to harden the security of key open source projects.
Today, a world-class team of security experts helps the Core Infrastructure Initiative identify and fund open source projects that we all rely upon, whether it's conducting an audit to pinpoint potential weaknesses or collaborating on code to harden security practices.
Meet our security experts.
With your help, we can speed the pace of open-source innovation while dramatically reducing global threats to online security. In just one year, we've already seen a decrease in the number of bugs in funded projects and built a coalition of committed industry partners. Join us today, and protect the future of computing for generations to come.
Help us identify projects in need.
Support the Core Infrastructure Initiative.
What type of help does the Core Infrastructure Initiative provide?
Support from the Initiative can include:
How has CII already helped?
In 2014, CII funded and organized the very first face-to-face meeting of the OpenSSL developers. The core developers collaborated, solved problems, and made progress on the many new contributions coming into the project. The number of bugs are going down, while the number of commits are going up.
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