Memory safety for the Internet's most critical infrastructure

Initiatives

NTP

Let's create a memory safe NTP implementation.

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Project Status: Pending funding
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Linux Kernel

Let's make it possible to write memory-safe drivers for the Linux kernel.

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Project Status: In progress
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curl

Let's make TLS and HTTP networking code in curl memory-safe.

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Project Status: In progress
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Rustls

Let's get the Rustls TLS library ready to replace OpenSSL in as many projects as possible.

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Project Status: In progress
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mod_tls

Let's make it possible to use memory safe TLS networking in Apache httpd.

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Project Status: In progress
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Recent Updates

June 17, 2021

Supporting Miguel Ojeda’s Work on Rust in the Linux Kernel

When we think about what code is most critical for today’s Internet, the Linux kernel is at the top of the list.

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April 20, 2021

Preparing Rustls for Wider Adoption

It’s time for the Internet to move on to more secure software, and that’s why our Memory Safety Initiative is coordinating work to make further improvements to the Rustls TLS library.

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February 2, 2021

A Memory Safe TLS Module for the Apache HTTP Server

The Apache HTTP Server, httpd, is an important piece of the Internet’s infrastructure. Hundreds of millions of websites use it every day to serve requests. As such, improvements to httpd security have broad impact.

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Being part of ambitious work like Prossimo is easier than you might think: 100% of our funding comes from charitable donations from companies and people like you.

When you support Prossimo, you’re helping to create a future for the Web that is more memory safe and more secure - and that benefits everyone using it!

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Prossimo works to connect maintainers behind the Internet's most critical pieces of software with the people and organizations who want to see Internet security move forward by adopting memory safe languages. Here's the simple framework of how Prossimo works:

  1. Identify an initiative that's a good fit for Prossimo
  2. Seek funding for the initiative
  3. Commence the initiative

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