The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a cross-industry organization hosted at the Linux Foundation that brings together the world’s most important software supply chain security initiatives, welcomes eight new members from leading technology firms.
New OpenSSF general member commitments include those from Amesto Fortytwo, Code Intelligence, Kusari, Privado, Scotiabank, Technology Innovation Institute (TII). New associate members include the Open Source Business Alliance – Bundesverband für digitale Souveränität e.V. and Python Software Foundation.
The total number of OpenSSF members is currently over 100 and organization membership saw an 88% growth in 2022 from a variety of different sectors. This growth comes at this critical time when governments are looking at how code is secured and considering related legislation, such as the EU Cyber Resilience Act. The OpenSSF recently submitted commentary outlining the impact of the CRA on open source communities and future software development.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, OpenSSF will host OpenSSF Day North America at the Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver. OpenSSF Day is an opportunity to learn more about ongoing efforts to secure the open source software ecosystem. Those interested in giving talks during OpenSSF Day can also submit to the call for proposals by March 17th.
The next OpenSSF Town Hall will be held on Thursday, March 16th at 10 AM PT, designed to give open source software (OSS) maintainers, contributors, software developers, and users who know security is important, but haven’t made the leap to join an OpenSSF Working Group or Project yet. Attendees will take an in-depth tour of several key initiatives and find out how to get involved.