"What is the most important difference between open-source and
proprietary software development? That's a secret--although not in
the way that you might think.
"As I mentioned yesterday, many proprietary software vendors
believe that secrecy is an important ally in battle to protect the
security of their products. When Coverity uses its code-analysis
tools to hunt bugs in a proprietary app, for example, the
results--and the response--are usually kept under wraps..."