Network Security

New CII members pony up $100K annually toward OpenSSL Project

On the heels of an announcement that the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) would provide full-time salaries to two coders and fund a security audit, a Wall Street Journal blog reports that three of the CII's newest members will kick in $100,000 annually for three years toward OpenSSL.

High-profile members of the CII, which include Google and Amazon, had agreed to pitch in a reported $3.9 million when the initiative was launched in May. Since then, Smartisan, Nokia and Huawei Technologies have said they, like other CII members, would each would pony up $100,000 annually for three years toward OpenSSL. No information was made public on how much the two salaried coders—the U.K.'s Stephen Henson and Andy Polyakov of Sweden—would be paid. A Linux Foundation spokeswoman told that the initiative now has 18 members and the total dollars committed to date is $5.4 million.

In addition to CII board member Matthew Green, of the Open Crypto Audit Project (OCAP), security researcher Kenneth White will conduct the security audit.

[An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Smartisan, Nokia and Huawei Technologies were contributing $50,000 each to the CII's efforts].

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