Google Created ‘Open-Source Maintenance Crew’ to Help Secure Critical Projects


Google on Thursday announced the creation of a new “Open Source Maintenance Crew” to focus on bolstering the security of critical open source projects.

Additionally, the tech giant pointed out Open Source Insights as a tool for analyzing packages and their dependency graphs, using it to determine “whether a vulnerability in a dependency might affect your code.”

“With this information, developers can understand how their software is put together and the consequences to changes in their dependencies,” the company said.

The development comes as security and trust in the open source software ecosystem has been increasingly thrown into question in the aftermath of a string of supply chain attacks designed to compromise developer workflows.


In December 2021, a critical flaw in the ubiquitous open source Log4j logging library left several companies scrambling to patch their systems against potential abuse.

The announcement also comes less than two weeks after the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) announced what’s called the Package Analysis project to carry out dynamic analysis of all packages uploaded to popular open source repositories.

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