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It’s hard to overestimate the role open source plays in today’s technology-driven world as it overlaps with almost all software. Data from Synopsys, the company behind the open source security management platform Black Duck, shows that 98% of codebases contain at least some open source code.
But open source software not only eats the world, as the popular saying goes, it also devours the solar system – recent GitHub data showed that nearly 12,000 GitHub developers contributed to the code that made the very first Mars helicopter flight on Sept. 2021. Chances are, however, most didn’t even know their contributions were used in NASA’s historic mission.
But the world of open source is not always a smooth path. The sheer number and …