Re: question re opensource security

From: Eric Vanborren (eric.vanborren@cetelem.fr)
Date: 10/29/02


Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 19:23:12 +0100 (MET)
From: Eric Vanborren <eric.vanborren@cetelem.fr>
To: security-discuss@linuxsecurity.com


So,

I'm working on Solaris since a few years.
and I have installed openSSH since Solaris 6 on prod server.

now, openSSH is on Solaris 9, why ?=20
(for you) is it because Sun.com did not make any research !

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>=20
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> OK, I have a question, and I'm hoping some Open Source wonks out there ca=
n
> answer it for me.
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> First, a couple of truisms about open source software:
>=20
> 1. It suffers fewer flaws than proprietary software, thanks to the nature=
 of
> open source review.
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> 2. When flaws are discovered in open source code, they're fixed faster,
> thanks to open source review, etc etc.
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> My question: Has anyone ever conducted any studies or surveys that bear o=
ut
> these truisms? Do you know of any research that suggests open source
> software is less flawed and fixed faster?
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> If you do, please post the answer here or email me at
> OpenSeeker2002@yahoo.com.
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> Thanks.
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> D.Wood
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