Software flaws don't negate "many eyes" in open source
Source: IT World - Posted by Alex   
Security The allegations from Greg Perry regarding backdoors allegedly placed within OpenBSD about a decade ago seem to be shifting more and more into the realm of fantasy as each day goes by. To date, Perry has not responded to my inquiry regarding his Dec. 11 e-mail to OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt, nor to my knowledge has he responded publicly anywhere else. Meanwhile, the two (or three, depending on how you count it) people named in Perry's message to de Raadt as parties to this supposed backdoor activity, Scott Lowe and Jason Wright, have denied their involvement--the latter within the same [openbsd-tech] thread that started all this.

Since no one has heard any more from Perry, I will decline to speculate why he made these accusations, except to note that sometimes silence can speak volumes, and this may indeed be one of those instances.

While the accusations fly, de Raadt has indicated at least to one media outlet that an audit of this part of the OpenBSD code has found some bugs.

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