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Only ten days left to submit an expression of interest The European Commission is looking for companies with experience in organising bug-bounties. The EC wants to run a small-scale bug bounty on ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 July 2017

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The European Parliament today approved a EUR 1.9 million budget for the follow-up to the European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-FOSSA). The nex ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 December 2016

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On Wednesday, the European Parliament agreed to a follow-up to the European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-Fossa). The plan for the next phase i ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 October 2016

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Tests did not reveal any critical vulnerabilities The European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-Fossa) has sent its code review results to the ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 October 2016

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European institutions should use available security tools more often Developers of open source software are generally more aware of code security issues than developers working for the European in ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 October 2016

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‘Each community is a different planet’ - authors warn The IT security practices of some open source communities are exemplary, according to a study for the European Commission and Euro ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 October 2016

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The European Commission is about to make a public inventory of the open source solutions that is uses. A methodology for creating the inventory has just been accepted by the EC’s Directorate-Gen ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 19 September 2016

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To promote the exchange of comments made by the Free and Open Source Software communities, the EU-Fossa project points out some specific sections of the deliverables he produced so far. By consulting ...

News | Created by Fossa Editor | Published: 12 September 2016

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As already announced the KeePass tool has been selected to be code reviewed by the FOSSA pilot project for potential security problems. Now that the code review is about to start, we would like t ...

News | Created by Fossa Editor | Published: 20 August 2016

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The European Commission EU-FOSSA project runs its Apache code review project and is about to start the KeePass one.   As announced in a previous news (see link), Apache and KeePass have been se ...

News | Created by Fossa Editor | Published: 12 August 2016

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EU-FOSSA Survey received over 3000 comments The European Commission is preparing a software source code security audit on two software solutions, Apache HTTP server and Keepass, a password manager ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 July 2016

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Which solution will we audit?   Between 17 June and 8 July, you sent the EU-Fossa project 3282 answers, to help us choose which open source software to audit. First, thank you very much for ...

News | Created by Fossa Editor | Published: 20 July 2016

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See the proposal that we are seeking support, collaboration or funding to bring to market. http://ow.ly/xk7M301ooji    Public sector procurement organisations such as Crown Commercial ...

News | Created by Martin Callinan | Published: 18 June 2016

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Similarities between open source projects and public administrations Open source software development projects and public administrations have similar concerns about software support. The two also ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 16 June 2016

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The European Commission and the European Parliament generally use open source tools and methods for software development, concludes the EU-FOSSA project, following a review of 15 ongoing projects. The ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 March 2016

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European Research Council grants for code reviews The European Research Council (ERC) is funding several open source software research projects, including code audits, security testing and on cryp ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 February 2016

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For the second time in just three months, the European Parliament has called on the European Commission to to increase the share of free and open source software. On 19 January, in a so-called own-ini ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 February 2016

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The European Commission is about to start security audits of open source software it is using. Actual review is planned for next summer. The coming months teams will work on an inventory of projects a ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 December 2015

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The European Parliament is funding a security audit of the free and open source solutions used by the Parliament and the European Commission. Last Wednesday, the EP allocated EUR 1 million for the aud ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 December 2014

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