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CWE has different views for different audiences and purposes. In the early stages of development, CWE only had one hierarchical representation, which originated the current Development Concepts View (or Development View). CWE is currently organized in two main views: Development Concepts (CWE-699), and Research Concepts (CWE-1000).
The Development View organizes weaknesses based upon concepts frequently used in software development, and most of its categories and groups build upon well-known past taxonomies. However, the lack of mutually exclusiveness and the large number of categories and groups led to difficult maintenance and several inconsistencies being accidentally introduced during its evolution.