[kwlug-disc] given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow?

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sun Jan 10 17:31:07 EST 2010

Thanks Andrew!  

The first lines of Section 6 in http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html
give a number of examples of who thinks FOSS is more secure and why.
Unfortunately, the data is more than a few years out of date.

I like the insurance company angle.  What do the underwriters
think/charge?  Does anyone know where to buy "hacker insurance"?  I
wonder what the going rates are today for different classes of OS?

On Sun, 2010-01-10 at 17:01 -0500, Andrew Sullivan Cant wrote:
> Rob,
> No one has mentioned David A. Wheeler <http://www.dwheeler.com/> but he
> seems to be working on the sort of hard number evidence, looking at
> both the quality and security of FLOSS. I cannot claim that I have
> analyzed his papers closely, but apparently he has participated in
> studies for the US Department of Defence and they mostly seem to take
> this stuff seriously.
> Andrew
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