[citation][nom]Vladislaus[/nom]I guess this explains why most server, specially those than contain sensitive information, run an open source OS, and still manage to be more secure than the closed source competitor.[/citation]
Not with the government it doesn't.
I have a friend who is a programmer with a well known company. He gave a demonstration and built a keylogger directly into a well known open source program's executable file. It only took a few minutes and nothing detected it.
Sorry, but I still don't want my personal information ever sitting on open source software. The argument that "well open source means more people can find the vulnerabilities and fix it" just doesn't work for me. If that's true security, tell me why we don't make our best weapon systems common knowledge as far as how they work and how they are built? I mean there would be so many more people who could make that weapon system better right? And if the "bad guys" don't hack open source software, surely the "bad guys" won't use the knowledge the blueprints of the weapon systems.
And I would really love to see some research to back up your claim that open source OS's that contain sensitive information is more secure than their closed source counterparts.