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ZDNet: Secure Open Source at Least a Year Away

May 05, 2006, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"Following Coverity's announcement yesterday that their Prevent system had caught a very dangerous bug in X Windows, I was given the chance to talk with their chief scientist, Andy Chou.

"The news he had was bad or good, depending on how you look at it. It will take over a year to make major open source projects secure, and meantime each unpatched bug will present real danger to users..."

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