Memory safety for the Internet's most critical infrastructure

Initiatives

Rustls

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

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Linux Kernel

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

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mod_tls

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

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DNS

Let's create a memory safe, high performance, fully recursive DNS resolver.

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curl

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

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Tools

Let's improve the tools we use to bring memory safe software to the world.

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Recent Updates

October 18, 2022

Rust in the Linux Kernel: Just the Beginning

The next steps to bring memory safety into the Linux Kernel.

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October 11, 2022

A Memory Safe Implementation of the Network Time Protocol

NTP is critical to the Internet’s functioning and we’ve collaborated with Tweede golf to build a high-performance, memory safe implementation.

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June 23, 2022

Memory Safety for the World’s Largest Software Project

An update from guest author Miguel Ojeda on his contributions in the Rust for Linux initiative.

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Get Involved

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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Bring greater security to your organization by advocating for memory safe code in your organization!

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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

Through sponsorship, you can support this important work!

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