Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Dec 2010 23:55 UTC, submitted by Oliver
OpenBSD Okay, this is potentially very big news that really needs all the exposure it can get. OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt has received an email in which it was revealed to him that ten years ago, the FBI paid several open source developers to implement hidden backdoors in OpenBSD's IPSEC stack. De Raadt decided to publish the email for all to see, so that the code in question can be reviewed. Insane stuff.
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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Bullshit, and nice trolling btw.

Companies have little financial incentive to audit their code, not even when explicitly paid for it. They will audit the code exactly as little as they can get away with - and no more. There's a reason the most insecure software packages are proprietary packages. Because they cannot be effectively audited.

FLOSS projects have an incentive that no proprietary project will ever have: Street credit.

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