BSDCan2007 - Confirmed Schedule

BSDCan 2007
The Technical BSD Conference

David Maxwell
Day 3
Room SITE B0138
Start time 10:00
Duration 01:00
ID 29
Event type Lecture
Track Security
Language English

Scan after one year

Coverity Scan project results and announcements

One year ago, Coverity launched It offers an overview to the public, and detailed results to open source developers, of the results from the Coverity Prevent static analysis tool. This lecture will review interesting results, reveal more information to non-developers, and announce new information about the Scan project.

Coverity Inc began its public Scan project March 6th, 2006. Since then, hundreds of developers have accessed the results of the scan, and committed fixes to thousands of defects in the 52 open source projects included in the Scan.

Part of the purpose of this lecture is to report on the progress made in open source projects to date, by looking at some examples of fixes that have been committed, as well as show some statistical analysis.

Another portion of the purpose is to share more information with people who are not developers on any of the listed projects. Since detailed results have only been available to the developers, the project has been more than a bit opaque for the rest of the public.

The final portion of the purpose is to announce new information about the Scan project. The information announced could be coordinated with press releases from Coverity, or we could do the large announcements at another time and announce smaller items at BSDCan. Depends on what the conference committee prefers.

This is _not_ a sales pitch. There will be no more than one slide explaining what static analysis is.