Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Open Source Software contains Security Holes: So What?

I found a story in Information week "Open Source Code Contains Security Holes" and thought, what's new? Coverity found holes in common OSS. All software have holes. I really did not understand the point of the author- Was it OS bashing? In which case the number of holes have to compared with those of closed source alternatives. In fact, such a study by Coverity shows that Open Source is more transparent and secure and they are 
showing very good response to security holes
That is what Open Source software is all about isn't it? Transparency, which leads to trust?