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Sonatype not out to slam open source

Published: March 29, 2012 11:25


"Yeah, thought so.

"Which is pretty much what was going through my head when I read Monday's wire reports that software-development firm Sonatype and application security specialists Aspect Security has released a study with a press release that highlighted "[m]ore than 80 percent of typical software applications are open-source components and frameworks consumed in binary form."

"That sounds pretty good, right? Here's the sound of a shoe dropping.

"'Collectively, Global 500 organizations downloaded more than 2.8 million insecure components in one year,' the release continued.

"The inference that I, and many people, got from this release, was that open source was once again being pointed out as the carrier of doom and destruction. Certainly Andrew Aitken did."

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