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Data Digest: Focus on Open Source: Securing It, Who Uses It, Who Understands It

Nearly everyone is using open source code today. Learn about the difficulty of securing open source code, the ubiquity of open source architecture, and why that ubiquity is misunderstood by decision makers.

Properly Securing Open Source Projects Takes Effort

Many companies using open source code in their projects do not monitor this code for security vulnerabilities. This article explains how development teams should monitor the origin of open source code and any changes to it in order to use this code more safely.

Read more at Business Cloud News

Open Source Now Mainstream

According to the most recent Future of Open Source survey, the future of open source looks incredibly bright. Ninety percent of enterprises that responded claim they use open source for flexibility and efficiency. However, this survey also notes some of the same security issues alluded to in the previous article.

Read more at Adtmag

Open Source Still Heavily Misunderstood

On the other side of the coin, another recent survey found that only 41 percent of enterprise decision makers are planning on increasing open source use. This article argues that this statistic shows how little CIOs understand how ubiquitous open source is. The author also claims such ignorance will lead to a deteriorating open source community as fewer enterprises contribute to new open source development.

Read more at JavaWorld

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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