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    The Myth of Open Source Security Revisited

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    The author revisits a debate begun here recently on the nature of security in Open Source projects: do 'lots of eyeballs' insure secure code? It is a common misconception amongst users of Open Source software that it is a panacea when it comes to creating secure software.. . .
    The author revisits a debate begun here recently on the nature of security in Open Source projects: do 'lots of eyeballs' insure secure code? It is a common misconception amongst users of Open Source software that it is a panacea when it comes to creating secure software. Although this belief is rarely grounded in fact, it has become a cliche that is used axiomatically by Open Source enthusiasts and pundits whenever they discuss security.

    The purpose of this article is to expose the fallacy of this kind of thinking and instead point to truer means of ensuring the quality of the security of a piece software is high.

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