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Go Open Source!

Created: 04 Feb 2013 | 1 comment
Krishnan Narayan's picture
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The world now is becoming more open and many companies in the security field are contributing to community. I personally was able to learn a lot from code published by companies like Netflix, Rapid 7 etc. 

Can Symantec contribute to the developer community by exposing some of its popular tools to the outside world? There are numerous advantages of going open source as many would already know by now. 

A great example of how the community contributes effectively in security is Metasploit. There are numerous scripts and tools that are often so essential for penetration testing and are frequently updated due to contributions from various folks in the industry. 

There are numerous challenges in publishing code and developing for the open source community. A great article detailing the difficulties can be found here

Any thoughts or comments?

 

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Krishnan,

Thanks for the suggestion.  I'll respond to you internally.

 

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