Open source *more* secure?

I seem to read all the time that open source projects must be less secure, since the bad guys can look through the source code to find vulnerabilities. I was pleased to see an article today that takes the point of view that security through obscurity is not the right direction and that open source projects can be more secure than competing proprietary software.

Ram Mohan has written an article “In Defense of BIND: Open Source DNS Software Yields a Better Breed of Secure Product” that is quite worth a read.


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