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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2008/05/16 - In this webinar, David Maxwell, Coverity's open source strategist as well as an open source developer on the NetBSD project as he reviews how the open source projects at the Scan site have leveraged static analysis to improve their code.
A SD Times Webinar - Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 1:00 pm EDT / 10:00 am PDT
Launched as a joint venture with support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Coverity's Scan site began providing static source code analysis to open source developers in March 2006. Over 250 open source projects are now involved with the Scan site, including well known projects such as Samba, Linux, and OpenSSL. In total, the 250 projects represent 50 million lines of code that are analyzed on an ongoing basis to identify potential security and quality defects. To date, more than 8,500 defects have been eliminated by open source developers using information from the Scan site.
We invite you to join David Maxwell, Coverity's open source strategist as well as an open source developer on the NetBSD project as he reviews how the open source projects at the Scan site have leveraged static analysis to improve their code.
Maxwell will also present original analysis based on data collected by the Scan site regarding overall code quality in open source projects, common defect types and many other findings based on the aggregate, daily evaluation of more than 50 million lines of open source code from early 2006 to 2008.
Moderator: David Worthington, Associate Editor, SD Times
Speaker: David Maxwell, Coverity’s Open Source Strategist, responsible for Scan and other open source efforts. David Maxwell is a Coverity employee, and open source developer on the NetBSD project. He works to provide ongoing static analysis to open source projects so that their developers can fix software defects before they affect users.
Coverity (coverity.com) is the leader in improving software quality and security, is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Coverity’s groundbreaking technology enables developers to control complexity in the development process by automatically finding and helping to repair critical software defects and security vulnerabilities throughout the application lifecycle. More than 450 leading companies including ARM, Phillips, RIM, Rockwell-Collins, Samsung and UBS rely on Coverity to help them ensure the delivery of superior software.