Research Shows FOSS Bugs Get Rapid Response, Commercial Software Not So Much
Dec 13, 2009, 04:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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""All code is pretty bad, whether commercial or open-source, but
the fixes are done more quickly and efficiently with open source.
There are more eyeballs on the code, and [programmers] seem to take
more pride in their work," Veracode president and chief executive
Matt Moynahan told V3.co.uk.
"The security of open source software is a hotly debated
subject, and often noted as a (largely unqualified) reason to avoid
FOSS solutions in enterprise. In the end, it's up to each company
to assess the benefits vs. risks associated with whatever software
choices are made, be it open source or commercial. The takeaway
message from this study is that the FOSS community is clearly
responsive to reported issues and ready to act swiftly to correct