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LibreOffice's superlow defect rate puts proprietary software to shame

InfoWorld - LibreOffice code is among the cleanest you'll find, with one-tenth the defect density of the average proprietary code base for similar-scale apps.

For old-timers, the venerable codebase comes with a folk-memory of instability and resource greed. But the LibreOffice project -- founded four years ago this weekend -- hold good news for those who prefer their office suite to be open source.

According to code improvement vendor Coverity, the LibreOffice code maintained by the Document Foundation has one of the lowest defect densities in the software industry following intensive analysis and fixing by its community.