Open source is the new norm for software development. It’s also rapidly becoming the new economic norm. New businesses, industries, segments of computing and life have been enabled and created due to shared innovation. Open source has been at the heart of a lot of those shared innovations. The numbers speak for themselves*:
- 3.8 million+ open source contributors world wide
- 31 billion lines committed to open source repositories
- 110+ open technology startups that raised funding
- 10 open technology companies valued above $1 billion
*all statistics courtesy of the Linux Foundation
Every day, we see developer communities work on and contribute code to open source projects. They’re out there working to build the best solutions possible for their particular objectives – and they’re doing it collaboratively.
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