Day of Reckoning for Open Source Software May Be Coming

AOL Government, 10/29/12

Open source software has long been touted as the antidote to monolithic, buggy, and security-challenged software packages developed by the industry's 800-pound gorillas.

But a presentation from the National Security Agency (NSA) during a technology symposium presented a stark warning for the proponents of open source software: Get your house in order because sooner or later government and industry customers are going to demand verifiable information about where your software came from, who developed it, who had access to the code, and whether or not you can vouch for its security.