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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The amount of people paid to work on open source code is absolutely minuscule compared to the amount of open source code that exists.

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cheemosabe Member since:

I don't know what to say about that... Do you have any figures?

I seem to remember statistics about the Linux kernel and Open Office saying the opposite.

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TheGZeus Member since:

Yeah, massive number of commits, work moves much faster...
If nothing else, the development model is the main feature with FOSS' rep for security and bug fixes, not the license.

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