Years ago, there was a significant amount of hesitancy around implementing open-source technologies in large companies, especially in high-risk verticals like financial services. These days, there’s not so much. Arguably, open source is so pervasive now that no organization can, or should, avoid it.
Much of the hesitation was based on a lack of understanding. Today, we understand much more about the way that the open-source development process can be used to produce valuable and powerful software. Just as importantly, our shared understanding of how to think about risk management when consuming open-source software has become much more sophisticated.