This page is to show our commitment to our goals, and how far we have come from the beginning of the organization.
OSTIFÂ has had a long journey. From a list of problems on a sheet of paper to a worldwide coalition of people and businesses working together to create a safer digital world for all of us.
May 2015 – Open Source Technology Improvement Fund, Inc. is officially founded. Work begins on our framework, designing the website, planning our strategy, and documenting everything we do for total transparency.
February 2016 – The OSTIF is recognized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the United States, officially making us a tax-exempt and tax-deductible charity.
July 2016 – OSTIF completes funding for its first fund raiser for VeraCrypt 1.18.
October 2016 – OSTIF in partnership with QuarksLab completes its first audit locating 26 vulnerabilities including 8 high/critical vulnerabilities.
December 2016 – OSTIF completes funding for an audit of OpenVPN 2.4.0 by forming a coalition of 33 companies and hundreds of individuals who came together for the common good.
April 2017 – OSTIF in partnership with QuarksLab completes the audit of OpenVPN 2.4.0 locating 5 vulnerabilities including 2 high/critical vulnerabilities.
July 2017 – OSTIF launches the bug bounty program for OpenVPN and VeraCrypt, allowing researchers around the world to combine their skills and expertise to locate and fix any security flaws in the supported apps.