Are you practicing Safe Open Source?

There is an interesting and snarky account of a recent report over at marketware.com about how secure/insecure Open Source software is.  The authors of the study for instance seem to think a lot of patches really fast is a bad thing.  I don't know about you but I want my stuff patched and working securely.  The article is great and a fun read.  For more from us on the topic check out our discussion on this weeks podcast.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.