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Homeland Security Helps Secure Open-source Code


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 02:04 AM

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is extending the scope of its protection to open-source software. Through its Science and Technology Directorate, the department has given $1.24 million in funding to Stanford University, Coverity and Symantec to hunt for security bugs in open-source software and to improve Coverity's commercial tool for source code analysis...In the effort, which the government agency calls the "Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation, Open Source Hardening Project," Stanford and Coverity will build and maintain a system that does daily scans of code contributed to popular open-source projects... By Joris Evers Staff Writer, CNET News.com Published: January 10, 2006, 5:05 PM PST
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 03:17 PM

Shove this up Microsoft's CD-ROM drive! :thumbsup:




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