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Re: Is Open Source software really more secure?


at the moment i`m a trainee busy porting Linux to an ARM development
board, while i was busy with this project i became curious on how linux
has become so succesfull. An article (or some articles) can be found on
www.opensource.org. The most interesting article i found was
http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/. It
discribes a (proven) theory about software development.


Arno Vije

On Sun, 8 Oct 2000, Bud Rogers wrote:

> I've always taken for granted the idea that open source was inherently more 
> secure because it's open to peer review.  Linus said "Given enough eyes, all 
> bugs are shallow."  But has anyone ever done a serious study on the subject?  
>  I've seen plenty of emotional arguments and anecdotal evidence, but nothing 
> that I would consider hard evidence.  
> I'm doing a paper on this topic for a graduate level class in Information 
> Assurance Management.  I'm looking for background material for my paper.  I 
> would appreciate any pointers, urls, etc.
> -- 
> Bud Rogers <budr@sirinet.net>
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