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  • Director of Open Source

As Director of Open Source Erik's main mission is to find new initiatives to participate in, and to secure funding for our running projects. Finding new collaborations with organizations that share our values ​​and goals, is a direction he likes to take: if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together (he actually stole this quote from Marlon, but it still applies).

Within our team, he facilitates, takes a helicopter view, and connects. He is the keen analyst who asks exactly the right questions. Having studied physics and philosophy, he ended up in software through a detour.

Outside of work, he organizes Rust meetups and events - through the non-profit RustNL - and runs some track.

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Sovereign Tech Fund will support our effort to build modern and memory-safe implementations of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and the Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

This article is an adaptation of the original, published by Prossimo.

We're happy to announce that the Internet Security Research Group has officially made us the maintainers of the open-source memory-safe implementation of NTP, ntpd-rs. As such, we are now also looking for early adopters.

The implementation includes a server and client, as well as full support for Network Time Security (NTS), which brings encryption and greater integrity to time synchronization. Timing is precise and stable, as reflected by excellent performance in the NTP pool.

During the Rust meetup titled "Run Rust Anywhere" in Utrecht, August 2022, Dion talked about his Embedded Rust work.