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    A government-funded initiative announced Tuesday aims to boost code review of open-source software to prevent security holes. Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, the same organization to initially bankroll the predecessor to the Internet, the Sardonix Audit Portal aims . . .
    A government-funded initiative announced Tuesday aims to boost code review of open-source software to prevent security holes. Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, the same organization to initially bankroll the predecessor to the Internet, the Sardonix Audit Portal aims to be the one-stop portal for organizing the efforts of critical code reviewers everywhere and boost the frequency with which programmers critique the code of others.

    "It's my belief that the programs are getting audited a lot less than people think," said Crispin Cowan, chief scientist at secure Linux maker WireX Communications and the co-founder of Sardonix. "The Linux kernel is probably getting a decent audit while Mozilla is not getting audited enough. But all of that is a guess, and this is about measuring it."

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