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ZDNet UK: Open-Source Code Contains 'As Many Flaws' as Proprietary

Jul 01, 2003, 15:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"The source code for a newer version of the Apache Web server software is of the same quality as proprietary competitors at a similar stage of development, a new study has found.

"The review compared version 2.1 of the Reasoning, a company whose business is analyzing code quality, compared the recently released version to competitors in a similar stage of development.

"The study found 0.53 defects per thousand lines of code for Apache compared to 0.51 for the commercial software, on average..."

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