DHS funding something worthwhile?

Bruce Schneier linked to an interesting factoid about the Department of Homeland Security.  Seems they are funding scans of a number of open source software project codebases to check for flaws and defects.  Coverity is providing the scanner and the software packages include some big ticket items...including a number of items that form the backbone of the Internet (Apache, Linux, etc).  Because of the scans, over 7,000 flaws have been fixed to date.  The comments by the readers are pretty insightful.  I posted my own comment in the mix, just for good measure.


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