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Increasing software security through open source or closed source development? Empirics suggest that we have asked the wrong question

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-212937
Schryen, Guido ; Eliot, Rich
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 27 Jun 2011 07:35


Abstract

While many theoretical arguments against or in favor of open source and closed source software development have been presented, the empirical basis for the assessment of arguments and the development of models is still weak. Addressing this research gap, this paper presents the first comprehensive empirical investigation of published vulnerabilities and patches of 17 widely deployed open source ...

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