Four Hundred Stuff: Is Antivirus Ready for Open Source?
Sep 19, 2006, 22:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Woodie)
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"The open source software movement has come a long way. A decade
ago, nobody but the actual participants in open source projects and
other IT enthusiasts gave the movement much chance of succeeding,
but today, it's tough to deny the success of open source products.
However, when it comes to security tools and antivirus
software--the thin blue line separating our computers from certain
infection on the Internet--there is less agreement that open source
can secure as well as traditionally developed, closed-source
"There is no denying the huge impact that open source
development has had, and continues to have, on the IT