Under the open-source model ForgeRock has, potential users can review and make use of the identity-management code base under the open-source terms at ForgeRock.org community developer site. Procurement of the commercial product is available through ForgeRock.com, says Raskin. Code development proceeds in the customary fashion of open source, through contributions of code through a community of developers. But ForgeRock is vetting the code for inclusion for commercial products, says Raskin.
Although sometimes arguments against open source are made that open-source code is suspect because backdoors might have been added, Raskin rejects this notion, saying he thinks open source provides better security than proprietary code origination because so many developers get to evaluate open source.
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