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The Secret's Out On Open Source

Feb 18, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew McKenzie)

"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..."

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