Jim Zemlin and the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative Quest to Secure the Internet
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In the aftermath of Heartbleed, a new effort emerged called the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) to help fund developers wanting to improve security across critical open-source infrastructure technologies.
In a video interview with eWEEK, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, explains how CII works and what can be done to improve open-source security.
Zemlin noted that in the case of OpenSSL, though it plays a critical role in Internet infrastructure, it was not receiving the level of support that is commensurate with the role it plays. There are other open-source efforts beyond just OpenSSL that could also benefit from increased financial support, he added.