Coverity Report: Open Source Code Quality Matches Proprietary

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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

“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

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