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Many software developers are cribbing code, and its flaws, that someone else created. And the problem is only getting harder to keep up with.
At the Defcon hackers convention, a security research group proposes an automobile cyber safety rating system that could go far beyond hacking cars.
The Linux Foundation's new Core Infrastructure Initiative creates a virtual Justice League of the biggest tech firms to ensure that open-source code gets the cryptographic scrutiny that it desperately needs.
Experts caution that the notorious security bug heralds "open season on open source" and will force changes in how open-source code gets vetted as secure.
Java is doing fine, Sun's travails notwithstanding, and Sonatype aims to help keep things going strong for the stodgy, dependable language.
Some executive moves within the open-source world.
Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool aiming to take on Microsoft Visual Studio.
2009 was a year many would like to forget, but not the open-source crowd, which saw record revenues and community involvement in 2009.