Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2008 20:27 UTC, submitted by rosebug
Bugs & Viruses 1983. The year of the IBM PC XT, the Apple Lisa, Pioneer 10 leaving the solar system, and Hooters opening up shop in Florida. It's also the birthyear of a 25 year old BSD bug, squashed only a few days ago.
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RE[3]: Comment by panzi
by apotheon on Tue 13th May 2008 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by panzi"
apotheon
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2008-02-05

This shows that Open Source only helps in solving the problems, not in detecting them.


Actually, this doesn't show that at all. To show that it doesn't help detecting bugs, you'd need some closed source examples that match the open source examples, and the number of examples would have to be statistically significant, at least. One example of a bug that wasn't reported to the people who matter does not prove that open source development models don't help with detecting bugs.

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