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The Secure Open Source (SOS) Rewards pilot program, run by the Linux Foundation, will reward developers with potentially more than $10,000 for enhancing the security of critical open-source software.

As part of Google's recently announced $10 billion commitment to cybersecurity defense, the company announced Friday the sponsorship for the Secure Open Source (SOS) Rewards pilot program run by the Linux Foundation. 

The program financially rewards developers for improving the security of critical open source projects. It's run by the Linux Foundation with initial sponsorship from the Google Open Source Security Team of $1 million.