"The security benefits and risks of Open Source code is one of
the most debated topics in information security today. The views of
proponents of the Open Source model are typified by Eric Raymond's
argument that Open Source software is intrinsically more secure
since its open nature lets a greater number of programmers view the
source code and uncover potential security threats before they're
released to the wild.
"Fewer people see closed source software, on the other hand, and
so the odds of uncovering a potential security threat before a
system cracker finds it is diminished..."