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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Linus' Law in Effect

Dec 18, 2004, 05:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"'Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow,' goes the open source verity popularly known as 'Linus' Law.'

"The thrust of Linus' Law is less about security than it is the general process of assuring quality in software, but it certainly resonates with a general current of thought among open source advocates, which is that having source code available for review and audit helps ensure potentially dangerous bugs are more easily neutralized..."

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