Open source trounces proprietary software for code defects, Coverity analysis finds
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Projects Forget bad headlines generated by the Heartbleed flaw, when it comes to code defects open source is still well ahead of proprietary software, generating fewer coding defects for every size of project, according to a new analysis by scanning service Coverity. The firm's figures from its Scan Service show that for the C/C++ projects submitted for assessment during 2013, 493 proprietary projects representing 684 million lines of code generated an average defect rate of 0.72 per 1,000 lines of code.

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