"Will opening up your software improve its security? The main
benefit of open-source software as it relates to security is what's
been called the "many eyeballs" phenomenon -- letting more people
scrutinize your code makes it more likely that bugs, especially
security-related bugs, will be found and repaired in a more timely
manner. Certainly, this phenomenon can help you find problems in
your code that you otherwise may not have found. However,
there's no guarantee that the people scrutinizing your open
source will find any security problems in your code, much less all
of them. Nor does it guarantee that anyone who does find security
problems will actually report them."
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