October 6, 2014

Open Source's "Shallow Bugs" Theory Hasn't Been Shellshocked

It hasn't been a good year for open source. Not for its generally golden reputation for software quality and security, anyway. But in a rush to lay blame for the Bash Shellshock vulnerability (and previously for Heartbleed) some, like Roger Grimes, want to dismantle some of the cardinal tenets of open source, like the suggestion that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."

Sorry, but the criticism falls flat. Here's why.

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