On Thursday 28 November, from 4pm to 5pm CET, the EU-FOSSA 2 team will hold an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit's: https://www.reddit.com/r/opensource/comments/dzlef8/ama_announcement_eufossa_2_team_of_the_european/
During this one-hour session, the project team will interactively answer questions about the EU-FOSSA 2 initiative in an informal and open manner.
Anyone interested in what the European Commission is doing to improve the security of open source software, is welcome to participate in this session. You will need to register on Reddit to participate.
The following members of the EU-FOSSA 2 team will be answering your questions:
- Marek Przybyszewski – Programme Manager for the Commission’s EU-FOSSA 2 project and open source strategy
- Saranjit Arora – Project Manager for EU-FOSSA 2
- Sebastian Raible – Former assistant to MEP Julia Reda (currently assistant to MEP Sergey Lagodinsky)
- Gijs Hillenius – Consultant, guiding the renewal of DG DIGIT's open source strategy
The EU-FOSSA project – short for Free and Open Source Software Auditing – aims to increase the security and integrity of critical open source software. It was launched by the European Commission at the instigation of the European Parliament after the discovery of the Heartbleed bug in 2014.
Following the success of an initial pilot, the project was renewed for another three years. This builds on the pilot project by extending the auditing of free and open source software through:
- setting up bug bounty programmes,
- organising hackathons and conferences, and
- engaging with developer communities.
In addition, EU-FOSSA is expanding its scope to a wider range of software projects and communities. Since the very same software used by the European institutions is also widely deployed in society, we are all already benefiting from these investments.
You can read more about the EU-FOSSA 2 project here: https://ec.europa.eu/eu-fossa2