31 March 2022
In response to the current discussion on how to convince potential customers of the quality and security of `free/open' software in this list, I am offering the following proposal for review and discussion.
I propose that a panel be formed for the purpose of reviewing any software we produce or support to ensure that it meets the following standards:
The last case is security issue as well as a reliabilty issue for many possible markets. I refer you to the examples of `software failure' noted by Bertrand Meyer in his book OOSC-2.