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Open source is losing (process) control

Published: May 01, 2013 08:00


Sonatype's annual Open Source Development Survey asserts to be the "largest of its kind" surveying (as it claims) more than 3,500 developers, architects and IT managers - all of whom currently classify themselves as users of open source technology.

Although this type of survey is always questionable to a degree with questions that are (arguably) contrived and loaded to produce the right answers... some interesting "suggestions" at least have come to light.

The 80% open source app factor

Key findings "suggest" that much open source usage today comprises of software assembled from open source components and frameworks downloaded from repositories to the extent of at least 80% of the app.

But - and here's the big BUT...

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