Schmidt: Proprietary code is more securely written

Summary:Ex-White House adviser Howard Schmidt says the open-source community needs to catch up when it comes to securing code

Commercial software vendors are doing a better job than their open-source counterparts at making sure their code is safe, according to former White House adviser Howard Schmidt.

Topics: Security

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