Every time your organization uses any technology, open source or otherwise, you take some risks. Thinking about the risks that open source presents reminds me of an xkcd comic showing how all modern infrastructure is precariously built on a project maintained by a random person in Nebraska. This scenario is actually more common than you might think.
There are ways to look at and address these risks across several categories. By evaluating those risks, you can help make the right business decisions about using and contributing to cloud-native, open-source projects.