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Europe Unites Behind Cyber Resilience Act

Europe is set to enjoy robust cyber security for digital goods and services as the European parliament and council agree to adopt the Cyber Resilience Act.

Will it affect open-source software development?

In a proactive move to enhance cybersecurity, the European Parliament and Council have united behind the Cyber Resilience Act. While primarily aimed at securing digital goods and services, the legislation holds implications for open-source software development.

The Aim & Implication of The Cyber Resilience Act

The Cyber Resilience Act focuses on strengthening Europe’s defences against cyber threats, emphasising a resilient digital infrastructure. The legislation’s call for resilience suggests a proactive stance on cybersecurity, encouraging developers to build software with inherent defences.

For open-source developers, this could mean a shift towards more stringent security practices, including increased scrutiny of code contributions and a focus on preemptive security measures. This might translate to a collective effort to fortify widely used software, benefiting the entire ecosystem.

Challenges may still arise in reconciling strict security requirements with the collaborative nature of open-source development. Striking a balance between security measures and the open exchange of contributions will be crucial to prevent unintentional stifling of innovation.

Balancing these measures with the collaborative spirit of open-source development will be key to navigating the evolving landscape of digital resilience in the European tech ecosystem.

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