Seven Open Source Foundations Unite for EU Cyber Resilience Act Compliance

Svenja Müller
1 min read

News Content

Seven open source foundations, including Apache Software Foundation, Blender Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, OpenSSL Software Foundation, PHP Foundation, Python Software Foundation, and Rust Foundation, are collaborating to align with the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) recently adopted by the European Parliament. This collaboration aims to bridge existing security best practices in open source software development to meet the requirements of the new legislation, which comes into force in three years. The CRA is designed to enforce cybersecurity best practices for internet-connected products and impose penalties for noncompliance. Despite initial concern from open source industry bodies, the legislation has been revised to address these worries, with a focus on open source project exclusions. This partnership intends to alleviate discrepancies in documentation practices and to treat open source software development as a unified entity under common standards and processes. The Eclipse Foundation is spearheading this initiative, representing hundreds of individual open source projects in Brussels. With the increasing focus on open source stewardship, this collaboration underscores the urgency for cybersecurity process standards within the software industry. Overall, this united effort is to ensure compliance with the CRA and tighten cybersecurity norms within the open source community.

You May Also Like

This article is submitted by our user under the News Submission Rules and Guidelines.The cover photo is computer generated art for illustrative purposes only; not indicative of factual content. If you believe this article infringes upon copyright rights, please do not hesitate to report it by sending an email to us. Your vigilance and cooperation are invaluable in helping us maintain a respectful and legally compliant community.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the latest in enterprise business and tech with exclusive peeks at our new offerings