CII Badge Program

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badge Program is a free program designed with the open source community with criteria that evolves to allow for compensating controls rather than a strict mechanical process. The Best Practices Badge is a secure open source development maturity model. Projects having a CII badge will showcase the project's commitment to security.

This project identifies best practices for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) and implements a badging system for those best practices. The "BadgeApp" badging system is a simple web application that lets projects self-certify that they meet the criteria and show a badge. The real goal of this project is to encourage projects to apply best practices, and to help users determine which FLOSS projects do so. We believe that FLOSS projects that implement best practices are more likely to produce better software, including more secure software.