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GitHub has made its automated code-scanning tools available to all open-source projects free of charge. The aim, said the code repo house, is to help developers suss out potential security vulnerabilities ahead of time, and to do so at a scale that will work for both small and large projects. The feature, based on the code- …

  1. Steve Button Silver badge

    Because GitLab?

    It's good that we've got more than one vendor in this space, becuase it forces them to up their game.

    1. A random security guy

      Re: Because GitLab?

      Yup. Even their business approach is flawed. Now with GCC including static code analysis, these vendors will have to lower their prices and also make it easier to work with them.

  2. Notas Badoff

    Ground Control to Major Tom: Commencing countdown ... later

    I'm not getting any warm breezes up my .... From what little I can espy now, this does not appear to be a ready tool to be applied to a code project. The warmth from Introduction to QL is minimal: "no simple example of look for problem - found"?

    Good grief, their "query console" has a happy horsehockey link to "Semmle is joining GitHub" from last year? Were they *really* ready for rollout?

    Me-thinks the marketing crew got slap happy at their online conference GitHub Satellite.

  3. cantankerous swineherd

    it'll blow a fuse when it sees my efforts. I'm not even up to speed with unicode.

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