back to article EU flings €1m at open source security audit wheeze

EU institutions have finally got the memo about it being a good idea to pinpoint and fix security vulnerabilities. Next year the European Parliament has allocated up to €1m for a project to audit free software programs in use at the European Commission (EC) and the EU Parliament in order to find and repair potential weaknesses …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    €1m? This comes to mind..

  2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    "make audit results public as soon as possible"

    Based on past experience with bureaucracy, any results from this audit will have been outdated by one or more major releases of the relevant software and likely be irrelevant and the devs won't backporting patches.

    What will be interesting would be the types of free software in use and in what quantities.

    1. c3o

      Re: "make audit results public as soon as possible"

      One part of this project (proposed by the Pirate MEP Julia Reda) is creating a full inventory of FOSS software in use by the EU institutions.

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