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With So Many Eyeballs, Is Open Source Security Better?

Jul 11, 2018, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Back in 1999, Eric Raymond coined the term "Linus' Law," which stipulates that given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.

Linus' Law, named in honor of Linux creator Linus Torvalds, has for nearly two decades been used by some as a doctrine to explain why open source software should have better security. In recent years, open source projects and code have experienced multiple security issues, but does that mean Linus' Law isn't valid?

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