Do you know who’s writing your software? If you’re using open-source, probably not

Published: January 09, 2014 00:00

Open-source software has one big flaw: While a company might have a team of developers, they don’t actually know who built their software.

"People that develop software nowadays don’t write it; they assemble it," said E. Wayne Jackson III, the chief executive of open-source compliance company Sonatype in an interview with VentureBeat. "This move to a Lego-based model of software assembly has been completely transformative in how productive we are. … It’s kind of like mobility. These really powerful handheld devices are incredible in a good way but we’re learning other things about them that we need to be concerned about."

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