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Open Source Software: More Reasons It Is More Secure

Software designed by open source standards has security built in and has been found to be fielded with far fewer faults

Is it possible that companies like Ingress, Redhat, Oracle, Sun, IBM and others that support open source software are as biased about open source as the proprietary folks are biased about their way? I guess that goes without saying. CTOs should be able to sort that out, that’s what we get paid for.

My bias: every developer, every Project Manager, every systems engineer, every CIO and every CTO should have the freedom to evaluate solutions best for their task at hand.  But in general they should consider commercially supported open source first.  One of the  reasons is that it is more secure.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of