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May 18, 2022

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House panel emphasizes addressing most critical pieces of open source code when looking for vulnerabilities

By Sara Friedman / May 12, 2022

Key lawmakers from the House Science Committee agreed Wednesday that it can be difficult to determine how Congress can help industry to secure open source software given a vast environment that makes it hard to detect vulnerabilities.

“Open-source software is software that’s freely available for anyone to use or modify. It’s the hidden workhorse of the digital ecosystem, and it’s a part of software ranging from standalone browsers to complex commercial operating systems. It’s also common in scientific research,” investigations...

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