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Leading Through Influence at Scale: Open Source Security at the Linux Foundation
Chesbrough, Henry W.
Publication date: 10/1/2022, pages 1-14

The Linux Foundation (LF) is a non-profit consortium of devoting to supporting the worldwide ecosystem of open source software (OSS) developers. While LF supports a wide-range of OSS projects, those projects’ developers are not LF employees. This created a challenge when, in late 2021, a major security vulnerability was discovered in log4j, a widely-used piece of OSS. Amid the fallout, LF President Jim Zemlin was invited to the White House and asked to generate a plan to make OSS more secure. With no direct power over developers, what options are available to Zemlin? Which should he choose?

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