Oracle's Buying Sun: What This Means to Open Source
Jay Lyman of The 451 Group posted this note specific to the security of open source software.
Content that I contributed to the post . . .
Following the recent innaguration of our 44th president, it is fitting that we focus on our nation and the security of it through open source. The United States was founded on principals of freedom, so it makes sense that now we look towards "free software" to protect her. However, a question that beckons to be asked is, is open source ready to protect the United States' networks, or is the democratic development and decentralized distribution potentially a downfall? There are obvious benefits to open source software, but at the same time there are flaws to it that need to be addressed before it can be considered secure enough for government's systems.