Tech companies pledge to help open-source projects

Amazon, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft are among the technology companies lining up to support the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative, which will provide financial and technical aid to open-source software projects. The OpenSSL Project, which was the source of the Heartbleed security flaw, will be among the beneficiaries. Each participating company will provide $100,000 a year for at least three years.

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