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* Open Source Software characteristics are an advantage in security
o Open Source Software source code is better than proprietary software source code
   - code size
   - code modularity
   - code readability
   - code quality

o Open Source Software is less complex than proprietary software

o Open Source Software is often better and more industrial in conception

o Open Source Software is always documented

o Open Source Software is developped without pressure :
   - no deadlines
   - no business/financial constraints or limits
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