Data Center Knowledge: New Foundation Aims to Tighten Security Across the Open Source Ecosystem

Data Center Knowledge: New Foundation Aims to Tighten Security Across the Open Source Ecosystem. “While proprietary software vendors and security companies still often sow FUD around open source security, the ‘many eyeballs’ theory — formulated by the open source pioneer Eric S. Raymond as, ‘Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow’ — remains true. Open source software is generally as safe, if not safer, than its proprietary counterparts. However, there are problems unique to open source that need addressing, such as underfunded and understaffed projects, and open source development practices like copying and pasting code into new projects. The latter means that even when a security vulnerability is found in one project, it might go undetected within numerous other projects.”

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