Re: Open Source is more Secure?

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 18:29:56 CDT

Josh Berkus prepared this for our Apr 18 presentation before the Assembly Elections Committee:

http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/ad/openvotinglobby.pdf

Alan
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  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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