Security and Open Source

It’s good to see studies that are proving what people in the open source community have thought to be correct all along.

According to a four-year analysis of the 5.7 million lines of Linux source code conducted by five Stanford University computer science researchers, the Linux kernel programming code is better and more secure than the programming code of most proprietary software.

And, another interesting story on an entirely different topic: If You Move to America, You May Get Fat.

Long-term exposure to American culture may be hazardous to immigrants’ health. A new study found that obesity is relatively rare in the foreign-born until they have lived in the United States — the land of drive-thrus, remote controls and double cheeseburgers — for more than 10 years.

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