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This Week: The Latest in Open Source

This year, 83% of hiring managers say open source is a high priority — up from 76% in 2017. It’s clear that an industry-wide embrace of open source technologies is growing. So this week on the blog, we dove into some of the sizable buzzes going in the open source community.

Will Open Source Make Proprietary Software More Secure in 2019?
For many years, open source and proprietary represented opposite values. One was open, and the other closed. One was free, and the other cost money. One was secure, and the other was invited catastrophe — a claim lobbed by both sides. Now, it’s all so blurry.

Microsoft Bought GitHub: Now What?
You would have had to be living under a rock not to hear about Microsoft acquiring GitHub in June. The open source community was up in arms and Microsoft fanboys never saw it coming. Now that the dust has settled, let’s see what’s going to happen next.

Is Open Source Becoming the Default?
Either the user controls the program or the program controls the user. When the user controls the program, that program is free software. When we understand this, open source no longer seems like a choice. It becomes the apparent default.


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