Coverity had fixed 50,000 defects in 2913 alone, the largest number for any years so far. Eleven thousand of these were in the largest projects using the service, NetBSD, FreeBSD, LibreOffice and Linux, he said.
"We've seen an exponential increase in the number of people who have asked to join the Coverity Scan service, simply to monitor the defects being found and fixed. In many cases, these people work for large enterprise organisations that utilise open source software within their commercial projects," said Samocha.
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