Microsoft, Facebook, Google and others have formed the_Core Infrastructure Initiative which is a multi-million dollar project_that is aimed_to fund open source projects that are in the critical path for core computing functions. They want to prevent_events such as the recent_Heartbleed OpenSSL crisis. Read more about it below. What is the Core Infrastructure Initiative? The Core Infrastructure Initiative is a multi-million dollar project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure. It is organized by The Linux Foundation and supported by Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, RackSpace, and VMware. CII enables technology companies to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, while allowing the developers to continue their work under the community norms that have made open source so successful. The first project under consideration to recieve funds from the Initiative will be OpenSSL, which could receive fellowship funding for key developers as well as other resources to assist the project in improving its security,...

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