There has been a lot of discussion on the security issues that face open source systems and many industry experts are saying that they are not founded on facts. First, the developers of open source systems did start out as a sort of backyard projects, developers looking for things to do when they were out of their desks but really couldn’t leave them.
In today’s environment however, with open source software going mainstream security has not been much of an issue due to the fact that it becomes what it was designed to be. Security is defined by the open source developer who has tools all over the internet in making their system secure from hackers. Enterprise security is available through the efforts of the many advocates of the platform such as Linux and the many other open source systems in use today.