Open Source is more Secure?

From: <SomeThoughts_at_aol_dot_com>
Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 11:08:57 CDT

In http://www.countedascast.com/opensource.php I write:

Open source software is more secure, because
- the engineers know that the code is public, it has to be airtight.
"Security through obscurity" does not work.
- many more engineers will be looking at the software, and spotting the bugs.

If someone has urls to one or 2 definitive papers/articles on
why we can say open source is more secure, I would like to
include links to them in the page.

Thank you

Jim Soper

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