The Effect Of The Heartbleed Bug On Open Source Projects

The Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL is all the information security world is talking about these days. Many are beginning to realize, its existence has opened multiple cans of worms. One aspect of the revelation is how it will affect the trust professionals and regular users have in open source software.

Dr. Robin Seggelmann, the software developer that was the one who introduced the Heartbleed flaw pointed out that the main difficulty of creating open source software is attracting contributors and code reviewers, and expressed hope that this incident will spur more people to contribute to open source projects, especially when the software is relevant for security.