The report details the analysis of 750 million lines of open source software code through the Coverity Scan service and commercial usage of the Coverity Development Testing Platform, the largest sample size that the report has studied to date.
A few key points:
* Open source code quality surpasses proprietary code quality in C/C++ projects.
* Linux continues to be a benchmark for open source quality.
* C/C++ developers fixed more high-impact defects. Analysis found that developers contributing to open source Java projects are not fixing as many high-impact defects as developers contributing to open source C/C++ projects.