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Enterprise Open Source Magazine: The Open Source Advantage in Secure Application Development

Jul 12, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Frenz)

"The security benefits and risks of Open Source code is one of the most debated topics in information security today. The views of proponents of the Open Source model are typified by Eric Raymond's argument that Open Source software is intrinsically more secure since its open nature lets a greater number of programmers view the source code and uncover potential security threats before they're released to the wild.

"Fewer people see closed source software, on the other hand, and so the odds of uncovering a potential security threat before a system cracker finds it is diminished..."

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