Secure Software Development: CII Best Practices

Best Practices from the Core Infrastructure Initiative Last month the Core Infrastructure Initiative, or CII, launched their CII best practices project. Its primary goal is to gamify the process of building more secure software. Let’s have a look at the project, and how it can help. Open Source and Security If we look in the open source world of software, we see that many projects were created by volunteers. While doing this voluntary, this doesn’t say anything about the quality of the […]

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The Non-Technical Changelog: Insights of 6 Months Development

The Non-Technical Changelog Lessons learned between our last and current release The Lynis project team is proud to announce a new release of our security auditing tool. With months of work and a variety of changes, we bumped up the version to a “zero release” (2.2.0). The technical changelog is included in the download. We consider it to be a stable release, yet ask all to test it first. Being the original author of Lynis, there is an additional background […]

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How to Promote your Open Source Project

How to Promote your Open Source Project Nowadays it is easy to start an open source project. People over the world start new projects daily, as can be seen on the popular site GitHub. Unfortunately, many of these projects simply don’t get traction and end up as inactive ideas on the web. Traction is everything Traction in software projects is similar to speeding up a car. If you give too much gas, you might end at undesired places, too little and it takes too […]

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