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RE: DHS helping to secure open source code
From: "Roger A. Grimes" <roger () banneretcs com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 16:52:26 -0500

Kudos to whoever got the funding started on this project.

This is wonderful news...although $1.24 million over three years is
kinda meager. A typical source code review project on a single product
of a much smaller scale would be $100K-200K normally. With the exception
of maybe Ethereal, all of these projects are much larger than that.

So this is a wonderful announcement. Better than nothing for sure...but
on the outside appears to be underfunded. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Saqib Ali [mailto:docbook.xml () gmail com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:00 PM
To: Security-Basics (E-mail)
Subject: DHS helping to secure open source code

For people who doubt the secure coding practices in open source
projects:

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/01/dhs_funding_ope.html
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1909946,00.asp
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6025579.html

DHS is funding the security analysis of the source-code for the
following OpenSource applications:

Apache, BIND, Ethereal, KDE, Linux, Firefox, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSSL
and MySQL

--
Saqib Ali, CISSP
http://www.xml-dev.com/blog/
"I fear, if I rebel against my Lord, the retribution of an Awful Day
(The Day of Resurrection)" Al-Quran 6:15

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