Open Source Code Has Fewer Defects Than Proprietary Software

After analysing 750 million lines of open source code written in C and C++, quality and testing specialist Coverity found that publicly developed software had a lower ‘defect density’ per 1000 lines than the code written by professional developers employed by large corporations. In particular, Linux continues to set standards for the quality of code, while non-relational distributed database HBase can serve as a benchmark for Java projects.