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
discribes a (proven) theory about software development.
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.
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