OpenJS Foundation Receives Major Government Investment from Sovereign Tech Fund for Web Security and Stability
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The Sovereign Tech Fund, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, is investing EUR 875,000 (USD 902,000) in the OpenJS Foundation.
This is the largest one-time government support investment ever to a Linux Foundation project. We’re grateful to the STF team for supporting this initiative!
We will do the following over the next two years:
- Deliver infrastructure updates across our project portfolio through a single-scalable solution, while implementing a responsible sunset program for inactive projects.
- Develop and deliver security and maintenance policies and practices for critical projects.
Government support of open source
The Sovereign Tech Fund’s investment in the OpenJS Foundation will scale our hosted projects today and in the future. At the same time, it will help our projects adopt more secure and modern technologies and policies, with the goal of being self-sustaining in the future.
Expanding our security practices
We’ve been working to modernize and improve our security practices in other areas, with the help of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) Alpha-Omega project.
Earlier this year, jQuery received USD 350,000 to reduce potential security incidents by helping modernize its consumers and its code. This is also the second year that Alpha-Omega has funded Node.js – resulting in great progress improving Node.js security – which we’ve been reporting on monthly.
We’re excited to begin, and have already engaged members of the Linux Foundation IT team to assist with the work. We’ll be sure to keep our OpenJS blog updated as we make progress!
Big thank you to the Sovereign Tech Fund and the German Ministry for their generous support of open source. We hope that their leadership will inspire governments around the world to follow suit!