November 30, 1999

The myth of Open Source security revisited v2.0

Author: JT Smith

From Earthweb Networking and Communications:
"This article is a followup to an article entitled The Myth of Open Source Security Revisited. The original article tackled the common misconception
amongst users of Open Source Software(OSS) that OSS is a panacea when it comes to creating secure software. The article presented anecdotal evidence
taken from an article written by John Viega, the original author of GNU Mailman, to illustrate its point. This article follows up the anecdotal
evidence presented in the original paper by providing an analysis of similar software applications, their development methodology and the frequency of
the discovery of security vulnerabilities."


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