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Coverity Report: Open Source Code Quality Matches Proprietary

Feb 28, 2012, 17:01 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Coverity is out with its 2011 Open Source Scan Integrity report. For years now, the company has performed detailed analyses of most major and many small open source platforms and applications, producing a lot of notable data on how projects are finding audiences, and how reliable various platforms and applications are. Here are some of the details from the latest report.

"Coverity's Scan report includes actual analysis of the lines of code within open source software offerings. This year's report involved scanning more than 300 million lines of code. Linux 2.6, PHP 5.3, and PostgreSQL 9.1 all emerged as very reliable from a code integrity perspective, although even they have some defects."

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