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O$$ Security: Does More Money for Open Source Software Mean Better Security? A Proof of Concept

The security of open source software has transformed from a niche technology topic to a matter of broad interest in recent years, including for the national security community. Underlying this interest is an emerging consensus that too many users and beneficiaries of open source software are free riders, devoting little money, staff time, and other resources to the health and security of the open source software they depend on, leaving over-burdened and under-compensated open source software maintainers to deal with their code and security fixes, feature improvements, vulnerability remediation, and more on their own.