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Security of open source and closed source software: An empirical comparison of published vulnerabilities

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-212960
Schryen, Guido
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 27 Jun 2011 07:34


Abstract

Reviewing literature on open source and closed source security reveals that the discussion is often determined by biased attitudes toward one of these development styles. The discussion specifically lacks appropriate metrics, methodology and hard data. This paper contributes to solving this problem by analyzing and comparing published vulnerabilities of eight open source software and nine closed ...

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