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May 2016

FLOSS Weekly Podcast: Best Practices Badge

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Randal Schwartz and Guillermo Amaral of FLOSS Weekly interview The Linux Foundation’s senior director of security infrastructure Emily Ratliff and David Wheeler of The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and an expert on developing secure software and on open source software.

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices badge is a way for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects to show that they follow best practices. Projects can voluntarily self-certify, at no cost, by using this web application to explain how they follow each best practice.

Watch the episode here.

InfoWorld: Linux Foundation Tackles Open Source Security with New Badge Program

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InfoWorld writer Fahmida Y. Rashid interviews Nicko van Someren, chief technology officer of The Linux Foundation about The Core Infrastructure Initiative’s Best Practices Badge program.

Businesses increasingly rely on open source software, but they usually don’t have a way to tell if developers are following secure coding practices, how they handle vulnerabilities and security updates, or how stable the software is. The CII Best Practices Badge program gives businesses answers to these questions.

Read more at InfoWorld.

CIO: CII’s Best Practices Badge Program is Making Open Source Projects More Secure

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Swapnil Bhartiya provides an overview of the CII Best Practices Badges Progam.

While open source projects boast of being more secure compared to proprietary solutions, the fact is not every project has resources or mechanism to ensure security. In many cases there are not enough eyeballs to render all bugs shallow.

CII enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and esteemed developers to collaboratively identify, fund and improve the security of critical open source projects.

Read more at CIO.

Softpedia News: Linux Foundation’s Badge Program Launches to Boost Security of Open Source Apps

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Marion Nester of Softpedia covers the basics of CII Best Practices Badges Program.

Dubbed CII Best Practices Badges, the free badge program has been created by Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) project. Its main goal is determining the security, stability, and quality and various open source software projects, and among the first to earn these badges are the well-known Linux kernel, OpenSSL, Node.js, GitLab, cURL, Zephyr, and OpenBlox.

Read more at Softpedia News.