Coverity Report on Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary Code

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  1. Dogbiscuit

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    http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/05/coverity-report/
     
  2. Wild Hunter

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    Completely expected IMO.

    And btw, the article inverted the average data. See the Coverety table for the right comparison.
     
  3. Mman79

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    In other words it's saying exactly what a good many people have known all along. Open source doesn't always mean better.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    Or the report is random. Bollocks.
    Meaningless information.

    You can take any group and look for common things.
    Does this imply anything? Maybe. Maybe not.

    What does a defect mean?
    How does it bear?
    User space/kernel code? Drivers?
    Impact?
    Time to fix?
    Detection method?

    WHAT IS THE STANDARD ERROR!

    This is the most important part missing.
    If the error is say 0.42, then all of the data is meaningless.

    This is what happens when you give math to people who measure success in the number of clicks.

    Mrk
     
  5. Nebulus

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    Wait, wait... so programmers make the same number of mistakes on average if they work for a close-sourced project or an open-source project? Shocking! :rolleyes:
     
  6. safeguy

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    -> The average for open-source projects have 500,000 to 1 million lines of code.

    -> That's a .54 difference in average.

    Compare these 2 and tell me what you infer from the results:p
     
  7. Dogbiscuit

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    From the report:
     
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