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Software development platform GitHub has made its Advisory Database open to community contributions allowing anyone to contribute insight and intelligence on security vulnerabilities to help improve software supply chain security. The full contents of the database will also now be published to a new, freely accessible public repository under Creative Commons license. Experts say data sharing of this kind is key to improving the security of software supply chains and addressing software-related risks.

Security community to benefit from free and open data

Millions of developers and companies use GitHub to build, ship and maintain software. By making its Advisory Database publicly open to community contributions, the firm said security researchers, academics and enthusiasts will be able to provide, share and benefit from additional information and context to further the community’s understanding and awareness of security advisories.

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