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Ubuntu publisher, Samsung, Huawei join major open-source security initiative


The Linux Foundation's Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) looks to jointly mitigate risks inherent to the open-source style of development, and the foundation just announced that a total of 16 new contributors have joined OpenSSF including Canonical, Facebook, Samsung, Huawei Technologies, and more.


Security has always been of utmost importance to the entire open source ecosystem.  

Eric S. Raymond, one of the luminaries of the open source movement, in his famous essay, Cathedral and the Bazaar, wrote “given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.” While still true, the complexity of software, and the increasing number of collaborators, puts an increasing onus on the eyeballs hunting for vulnerabilities.

In addition to well-defined security policies at a project level, virtually all of the top organisations that contribute to open source software have security initiatives of their own. 

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