Google is announcing today in cooperation with The Linux Foundation that they are providing funding for two full-time developers to focus solely on security issues.
Longtime Linux developers Gustavo Silva and Nathan Chancellor are the two that will now be focusing full-time on dealing with Linux security issues.
Chancellor will be focusing on addressing bugs exposed by compiling the Linux kernel with LLVM Clang rather than GCC. The LLVM Clang support around the Linux kernel continues to improve and with this effort should get into even better shape.
More details on Google’s funding of two full-time developers to better tackle Linux kernel security issues can be found via the Linux Foundation news release.