"I have been touting the security of Linux on the
desktop for several years now. But a question from Artremis on my
article Open Source: FOSS Security Updates vs Microsoft Patch Day
has me thinking about how to attempt to prove that. I know one
"cannot prove a negative", barring odd philosophical views from odd
philosophers on that. But I think we in the FOSS Linux community
can do more than just talk.
"Maybe we should put up or shut up. I propose a contest with a
sufficient prize to attract the attention of many security
researchers, hackers and crackers. I do not have the hubris to
believe I could do this myself. But I know the Linux community
could do it. Besides neither I nor my small company alone could put
up a decent enough prize to attract enough attention. But doing it
all alone is not what FOSS is about is it?"