__/ [ Linønut ] on Tuesday 07 March 2006 12:26 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>> "The most popular open-source software is also the most free of bugs,
>> according to the first results of a U.S. government-sponsored effort to
>> help make such software as secure as possible."
>> [ LAMP lights the way in open-source security ]
> WHy not? Coders who love to code also love to clean and tighten their
> code when not forced onto the next project by deadlines.
In many scenarios, outsiders with more spare time than skills clean up the
code and get their mark on the project. It's a beauty of Open Source which I
often get to see in WordPress. The tools are documented admirably-well and
they have plenty of eyes watching over. Contributers extend the code and
patches flow in like water.
It's a development model that ultimately works, unlike a soup of code which
flows to conform with deadlines and then swept cohesively into binaries
which hide the mess (temporarily).
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