2016 Future of Open Source Survey Results

May 3, 2016 opensource , commentary 1 min read

The 2016 Future of Open Source Survey Results are out. I found the 2015 results to be a little more polished and insightful, but there are still a few interesting tidbits:

  • 67% of companies surveyed actively encourage developers to contribute to open source
  • 1 in 3 have a full-time person dedicated to working on open source
  • 90% say open source improves efficiency, interoperability and innovation

There are still some challenges:

  • 50 percent of companies surveyed have no formal policy for evaluating and choosing open source code
  • Nearly 1/3 of companies have no process for identifying, tracking or remediating known open source vulnerabilities

2016 Future of Open Source Survey Results

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avatar of Brandon Keepers I am Brandon Keepers, and I work at GitHub on making Open Source more approachable, effective, and ubiquitous. I tend to think like an engineer, work like an artist, dream like an astronaut, love like a human, and sleep like a baby.