"Nearly two and a half years ago, the US Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) issued a multi-year grant to help improve open
source code quality. It appears that the DHS investment has paid
"According to a report from code analysis vendor Coverity, the
DHS sponsored effort has helped to reduce the defect density in 250
open source projects by 16 percent over the past two years. That
defect reduction translates into the elimination of over 8,500
defects. The report on the benefits of the DHS open source security
efforts comes at a time when open source software is increasingly
becoming part of critical infrastructure both in the government and
in US enterprises..."
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