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Tuesday, September 12 • 1:55pm - 2:35pm
How Many Eyeballs Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb? - Casey Schaufler, Intel

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How many eyeballs does it take to change a lightbulb? (Casey Schaufler, Intel) Linus' Law states that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow". In the open source community we often take comfort in this concept, believing that the code we are incorporating into our projects, products and systems will have few issues due the to scrutiny it will be subject to being available to all. Is this belief founded in reality? Recent research in Intel's Open Source Technology Center provides answers that may delight or horrify, but will definitely surprise just about everyone who has ever worked with open source software. Casey Schaufler will talk about where the eyeballs are and what they are seeing. He will also identify key areas where they are not and how that impacts the credibility of the open source community.

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Casey Schaufler

Engineer, Intel
Casey Schaufler worked on Unix kernels in the 1970s-90s. He has implemented access control lists, mandatory access control, extended filesystem attributes, X11 access controls, network protocols and audit systems. His involvement in Linux began with the Linux Security Module work... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 1:55pm - 2:35pm PDT
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