January 24, 2001

Linux' bug problem and Open Source's 'security boasts'

Author: JT Smith

BusinessWeek has produced some fine flamebait if you're feeling game. Here's an excerpt from an article about the Ramen worm: "...the continuing spread of Ramen raises some
serious questions about the ability of the open-source community to live up to
its security boasts. Linux supporters have long claimed the transparent nature
of open-source development produces more secure software and fixes bugs
faster than proprietary companies such as Microsoft and Oracle do."


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