I am disappointed at the quality of open source software - especially pieces as famous and fundamental as OpenSSL, and I agree, that open source's claimed advantage of there being "thousands of eyeballs" verifying its correctness is overblown.
I cant decide - am I looking at an intentional misrepresentation, or a facepalm-worthy senior moment? Linus' Law had nothing to do with verifying code. From Wikipedia,
The law states that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow"; or more formally: "Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix will be obvious to someone."