Announced a company The Linux Foundation and the Linux Foundation are launching plans to provide funds for two Linux kernel security developers, so that the developers focus their time on improving kernel security and associated initiatives.
The news comes on the heels of the creation of the open source security foundation, OpenSSF, of the Linux Foundation And Harvard University’s Innovation Science Lab (LISH) is publishing an open source stakeholder survey report that identifies the need for additional work on security in open source software.
In a press release, the Linux Foundation said: Google’s contribution to securing two full-time security supervisors indicates how important it is to maintain the integrity of open source software.
Dan Lorenc, employee software engineer at Google, said: Security has always been our top priority at Google, and we understand the critical role it plays in the sustainability of open source software.
He added, “We are honored to support the efforts of (Gustavo Silva) and (Nathan Chancellor) as they work to enhance the security of the Linux kernel.
The Linux Foundation said: While there are thousands of Linux kernel developers, and all of them take security into account as the appropriate course of their work, this contribution from Google to secure two full-time Linux security administrators indicates the importance of security in the ongoing sustainability of open source software.
More than 20,000 Linux contributors have made over a million commitments since August 2020, with Linux kernel developers always in mind for code security.
The Linux kernel is the primary interface that lies between computers and the programs running on them, and has become the cornerstone of a large part of the open source systems that have been deployed around the world.
However, Google’s support for two full-time Linux security supervisors further highlights the importance of security in open source software.
Ensuring the security of the Linux kernel is extremely important because it is an important part of modern computing and infrastructure, and it requires everyone to help in whatever way they can to ensure the kernel is sustainably secure.
Google and the Linux Foundation previously committed independently to helping open source projects manage their brands.