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Open Source Software: More Reasons It Is More Secure
Software designed by open source standards has security built in and has been found to be fielded with far fewer faults

Software designed by open source standards has security built in and has been found to be fielded with far fewer faults per unit of code than proprietary development houses.  There are many reasons for this.  This factor is especially true when the open source code is commercially supported.  For example, Linux, which has the strength of a huge open community and also the strength of thousands of paid developers from great companies like IBM, Oracle, Sun, Novell and now even Microsoft (that is a long story, but a great trend I hope continues).

There are many myths out there on this subject.  Some of those myths are just misunderstandings, I’m sure.  Others are the kind of things that sales folks or others with vested interest in their company’s stock price like to encourage.  Human nature is at play here, and when you mix in a misunderstanding with some bias the result can sometimes be an amplifying effect on the myth.

Sometimes what we need is a little myth busting.

That is why I’m so happy to see a new series of videos on Youtube by IngresCorp.  These are short clips that deliver easy to understand messages.

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About Bob Gourley
Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com



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