Proprietary Vs Open Source Project, which is better?

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What is an Open source web application project in Security? Is it more or less secure than a proprietary one? What could be the downside of an open source project and what could be done better to overcome the shortcomings? What are its advantages? Do you see any downside for a proprietary project? 

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #200151

Proprietary Vs Open Source Project, which is better?

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Hello,

Opting for open Source Web Application depends on the business and it's needs. 

Yes, Open Source Web Application is secure as it is developed by experts to maintain secure business. Every such application requires maintenance. 

The advantages of Open Source Web Application include:

1. Lesser cost with high quality software,

2. No vendor lock in required.

3. Benefits of integrated management.

4. Abundant Support.

 

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Proprietary Vs Open Source Project, which is better?

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Open source movement has evolved:
Better organization, increasing participation, successful projects
Open web application security project is not a profit able group. OWASP tells the companies how to maintain our system secure.
Downside of an open source project:
• No guarantee development will continue
• Intellectual property (algorithms)
• Support consistency
Advantages of open source project:
• Source code available
• Redistribute solution
• Use software in any way
• Eliminate single point of failure
• No vendor lock in
Downside of a Proprietary software:
• High stat-up-cost
• Single company releasing patches
• Vendor owns software

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