Public concerned about security flaws in government open source code

Earlier this month, the White House released a draft of an open source code policy for public review which would require agencies to share code with each other and with the public, but some experts are concerned about possible security implications.

Under the proposed new policy, new software developed specifically for or by the federal government must be made available to other federal agencies. In addition, under a pilot program, a portion of the federally-funded code must be released to the public as open source.

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