Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 14th Jan 2011 14:58 UTC, submitted by Debjit
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Steve Chang, the Chairman of Trend Micro, has kicked up a controversy by claiming that open source software is inherently less secure. When talking about the security of smartphones, Chang claimed that the iPhone is more secure than Android because being an open-source platform, attackers know more about the underlying architecture."
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RE[10]: So what code is secure?
by moondevil on Sun 16th Jan 2011 22:17 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: So what code is secure?"
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Then please take some time to read about Oberon operating system:

http://www-old.oberon.ethz.ch/WirthPubl/ProjectOberon.pdf

The Spin operating system
http://www-spin.cs.washington.edu/

The Inferno operating system, which is partially programmed in Limbo
http://code.google.com/p/inferno-os/

The Microsoft Singularity project
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/singularity/

The Java Sqwak VM is mainly written in Java and runs on bare metal
http://labs.oracle.com/projects/squawk/

Just to name a few well known projects in the area of operating system research.

Edited 2011-01-16 22:18 UTC

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