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Source: LinuxInsider.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Bruce Perens, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative and leader of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, said he believes Linux is simply more secure and can respond to potential threats at any time since it has an international developer base.

This latest initiative builds on the Government Security Program launched by Microsoft two years ago, which gives countries controlled access to elements of Microsoft source code so that they can check for potential security problems. Although portrayed by some as an attempt by Microsoft to counter the popularity of Linux Get the total cost of ownership facts on Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Linux. in government, one open-source advocate said the software giant's recent move is a positive step.

"I think that they should do this program," Bruce Perens, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative and leader of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution told LinuxInsider.

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