The heartbleed security bug is a good example of how potentially devastating an open source project is an example of how risky it is for an open source software to be vulnerable.

The Linux Foundation has formed a multi-million dollar project to fund and support the critical elements of global information infrastructure. This is known as the Core Infrastructure Initiative. The initial members include Amazon Web Services, Dell, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, NetApp, VMWare, Rackspace, The Linux Foundation.

With companies expanding their role in open-source projects, there will always be potential for corporate interests to take control osf these community-supported project. The Core Infrastructure Initiative is designed to maintain the community norms that have made open source projects successful.

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