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BusinessWeek: Insecurity in Open Source

Oct 07, 2006, 04:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Chelf)

"Debates over what methods result in the best software often pit those who favor an open-source approach against proponents of proprietary, or closed-source, development. Conventional wisdom holds that open-source software should have fewer security flaws than proprietary software. With more eyes able to look at the underlying source code, bugs should be found and squashed much faster.

"But when software security and quality really matter--like crossing the Atlantic on a jet airliner--trust me, you want to fly proprietary..."

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