Core Infrastructure Initiative Adds New Members to Support Critical Open Source Projects

Hitachi and NEC are the newest members of the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), joining Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, and VMware. The CII is a project hosted by The Linux Foundation that enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and respected developers to identify and fund critical infrastructure projects that are in need of assistance

“Hitachi and NEC are prioritizing support for some of the world’s most important open source projects and will help the industry move from crisis-driven responses to a measured, proactive approach to funding projects that are most in need,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation. “Open source projects are the foundation for most of today’s global infrastructure and need be supported by the companies and users who rely on them.”

Projects currently receiving funding include Network Time Protocol, Open Crypto Audit Project (OCAP), OpenSSH and OpenSSL. Other projects are under consideration and will be funded as assessments are completed and budget allows.

For more information about the CII, go here.