Technology Europe to fund bug bounties for 15 open source programs, including VLC, Drupal and Notepad++

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    Starting in January, the European Commission is going to fund bug bounty programs for a number of open source projects that are used by members of the EU. The initiative is part of the third edition of the Free and Open Source Software Audit (FOSSA) project, which aims to ensure the integrity and reliability of the internet and other infrastructure.

    In all, the Commission will fund 15 bug bounty programs, with rewards ranging from €17,000 ($19,400) to €90,000 ($103,000).

    The full list of programs that will be funded by the EC from January includes a number of popular tools: 7-zip, Apache Kafka, Apache Tomcat, Digital Signature Services (DSS), Drupal, Filezilla, FLUX TL, the GNU C Library (glibc), KeePass, Notepad++, PuTTY, PHP Symfony, VLC Media Player and WSO2. In March, midpoint will be added to the list.

    Some of the bug bounties run just up until summer 2019, while others run well into 2020.

    FOSSA was set up back in 2014 when a security vulnerability was discovered in the open source encryption library OpenSSL, affecting a number of tools that rely on it. Writing about the latest edition of the project, EU Member of Parliament Julia Reda says:

    Read more here. (BetaNews)

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