Report: Open source software quality is better than proprietary software

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    "In their announcement of the latest edition of their open source report, the Coverity researchers highlighted Linux 2.6, PHP 5.3 and PostgreSQL as projects of excellent code quality, calling them "model citizens". These projects were found to have defect densities of 0.62, 0.20 and 0.21, said Coverity. Linux was commended because its approximately 7 million lines of code exhibit a defect density that is almost identical to that of competing proprietary software products. "
    Source: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/i...better-than-proprietary-software-1443437.html
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    i would say on average they are same quality, regardless of source.
     
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