Coverity has sent out a press release
claiming that free software projects fixed one bug every six minutes in the week following the release of the results from the company's first scan. "In seven
days, the defect density for 32 open source projects analyzed dropped from
0.434 defects per thousand lines of code to 0.371 defects. Samba, a widely
used open source project used to connect Linux and Windows networks, showed
the fastest developer response, reducing software defects in Samba from 216 to
18 in the first seven days.
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