Open source is the modern application development platform and is becoming an indispensable part of the software development process for organizations of all sizes. At this point, 92% of applications contain open-source components.
Developers love open source because it:
- Makes them more productive
- Speeds up development and deployment time
- Reduces development costs
Despite the many benefits of open source, there are also risks and challenges. We often see organizations investing a lot of time and resources into their digital infrastructure and their own applications, but it all rests on a few open-source components built by individuals who are independently maintaining that software. If we don’t align our incentives with those open-source maintainers, there’s the risk of this infrastructure crumbling down.