September 5, 2000

Opinion: Can Open Source save world from Brown Orifice?

Author: JT Smith

From a column at SecurityFoucus.com: "This new class of holes is different: a programmer doesn't understand what somebody else was thinking or expecting, and fails to make a smooth transition between the two pieces of code. Sometimes the transition appears smooth, but the underlying complexity scuttles system security in the end. The key to solving this problem is the open source movement, and its propensity for keeping code development simple and ego-free."

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