June 1, 2016
Earlier this month, we announced the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices Badges Program, a free program that seeks to determine security, quality and stability of open source software.
We received many inquiries from interested companies and developers for additional information about the CII badge program after its launch. Addressing the program’s most pressing questions on Linux.com are Emily Ratliff, senior director of infrastructure security at The Linux Foundation and Dr. David Wheeler, open source and security research expert.
Determining software security is an industry-wide challenge for both proprietary and open source. The CII Best Practices Badge Program addresses this challenge by helping projects determine if they meet open source best practices quickly (generally, in less than an hour) and through a trusted source. Projects displaying a CII badge showcase the project's commitment to security.
Read the Q&A here.