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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I suspect that they meant there is no external incentive for anyone to ensure that there is code quality. But In OSS there are people self-incentivised to fix code (often which OSS companies hire to ensure code quality).

I agree that it does read differently from what I put above. But truth is pretty much self evident as there is some high quality secure OSS software around.

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