SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., makers of the
world's most advanced source code analysis solution, today announced the
appointment of David Maxwell as the company's first Open Source Strategist.
Maxwell will manage the continuation and expansion of Coverity's Department
of Homeland Security-sponsored open source scans, as well as other new
partnerships with the open source community.
As part of a three-year contract awarded by the US Department of
Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate under its
"Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation Open Source Hardening Project,"
Coverity currently analyzes over 50 popular open source projects in an
effort to better secure the software that powers critical national
infrastructure. One of Maxwell's primary responsibilities will be
overseeing the ongoing development of the program to include more software
packages and to better serve the open source community. He will work
closely with open source developers to ensure that they have a strong voice
in the process and that the initiative continues to provide valuable
results for their development teams.
"We're very pleased to be joined by someone with such a depth and
breadth of experience in the concerns of open source users and developers,"
said Ben Chelf, CTO of Coverity. "The open source community has been a
tremendous partner for us, and having someone of David's background will
enable us to strengthen that relationship and explore new avenues of
"I've been an avid user of open source since the early 1980's, back in
the days of packages like B News and smail, but my day jobs have sometimes
kept me too busy to fully participate in the open source community," said
Maxwell. "I'm looking forward to working with open source project teams
full-time and to the exciting work Coverity is doing with the community."
Maxwell enters his new role at Coverity with over 20 years of
experience with open source software. A long time open source user and
developer, he is particularly active in the NetBSD community. He currently
sits on the advisory board for the BSD Certification Group and the program
committee for the annual BSDCan conference. He was also a NetBSD Security
Officer from 2001-2005 and a contributor to the best-selling O'Reilly title
Prior to joining Coverity, Maxwell was a Senior Software Designer for
IDT Canada. He has also previously worked as a lead kernel developer for
Nokia and held network security positions at firms such as Coventus and
Synectic Software. As a Senior Network Specialist for Fundy Communications,
Maxwell designed and implemented a broadband network architecture for the
Canadian province of New Brunswick.
More information on Coverity's open source initiatives is available at
Coverity (www.coverity.com), maker of the most advanced source code
analysis solution, is a privately held company headquartered in San
Francisco. Coverity's groundbreaking technology removes the barriers to
writing and delivering complex software by automatically finding critical
software defects and security vulnerabilities as the software is written.
More than 100 leading companies choose Coverity because it scales to tens
of millions of lines of code, has the lowest false positive rate and
provides 100 percent path coverage. Companies like Juniper Networks,
Symantec/VERITAS, McAfee, Synopsys, NASA, Palm and Wind River work with
Coverity's tools to eliminate security and quality defects from their
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