Article: What is open source?

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What is open source?

It’s difficult to overstate the role that open source plays in today’s technology-centric world, given that it intersects with just about every piece of software. Data from Synopsys, the company behind open source security management platform Black Duck, indicates that 98% of codebases contain at least some open source code.

But open source software is not only eating the world, as the popular expression goes, it’s also devouring the solar system — recent GitHub data showed that almost 12,000 GitHub developers contributed to the code that made the very first Martian helicopter flight possible on April 19, 2021. Chances are, though, most weren’t even aware that their contributions were used in the historic NASA mission.

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Article: The Open Source Index showcases GitHub’s most popular projects right now

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The Open Source Index showcases GitHub’s most popular projects right now

It intersects with just about every piece of software, from systems architecture to APIs, and enterprises are adopting it more than ever. Open source software, judging by just about every estimation in recent years, is eating the world.

But sifting through the vast array of open source projects out there, sorting the wheat from the chaff, can be a challenge, which is partly why early stage VC firm Two Sigma Ventures has launched a new index designed to surface “high-level trends” in the open source sphere.

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