image credit: Freepik

Boosting faith in the authenticity of open source software

December 1, 2023

Open source software—software that is freely distributed, along with its source code, so that copies, additions, or modifications can be readily made —is “everywhere,” to quote the 2023 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report. Of the computer programs used by major industries, 96% include open source software, and 76% of those programs consists of open source software. But the percentage of software packages “containing security vulnerabilities remains troublingly high,” the report warned.

Read More on Tech Xplore