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 By Tom Espiner | November 11, 2009 -- 12:43 GMT (04:43 PST) Follow @tomespiner Loading... Please wait. 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. Topic: Security Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.