January 31, 2011

At Google and Mozilla, Bug Bounties are Big Successes

We've written before about bug bounties--cash prizes offered by open source communities to anyone who finds key software bugs--ranging from FOSS Factory's bounty programs to the bounties that both Google (for the Chrome browser) and Mozilla offer. There has been strong evidence that Google and Mozilla have increased their focus on cash bounties paid to people who find bugs in their applications and platforms, including recent specifics on what they pay out.

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