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Coverity Scan Report Finds Open Source Software Quality Outpaces Proprietary Code for the First Time

Coverity, Inc., a Synopsys company (Nasdaq:SNPS), today released the 2013 Coverity Scan™ Open Source Report. The report details the analysis of 750 million lines of open source software code through the Coverity Scan service and commercial usage of the Coverity® Development Testing Platform, the largest sample size that the report has studied to date. For the 2013 Coverity Scan Report, the company analyzed code from more than 700 open source C/C++ projects as well as an anonymous sample of enterprise projects. In addition, the report highlights analysis results from several popular, open source Java projects that have joined the Scan service since March 2013.