"As open-source coding begins to appear with increasing
regularity in commercial software products, government users need
to be aware of the potential security vulnerabilities in
open-source code, industry experts say.
"New commercial software products can contain, on a line-by-line
basis, as much as 30 percent to 50 percent code that originated via
open-source programs, said Mark Tolliver, chief executive officer
at Palamida, a company that specializes in analyzing commercial
software for elements of open-source code and any potential
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