FRAMEWORK : Open Source

SNAPSHOT: Open Source Awards Point to Data Trends

Did you know that open source software makes up 60% or more of the code in today’s applications? *

In the 26 years since Linus Torvalds released the Linux kernel as “freely modifiable source code,” open source solutions have become core to today’s business needs.

To give you an “important snapshot of the industry trends,” the Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards “have recognized the most innovative and influential open source projects launched during the previous year.” 

According to Black Duck, “in the past decade, open source has become the cauldron in which developers of all stripes cook up new technology.”

These eight recognized Rookies include open source projects sponsored by well-known tech giants Amazon and Intel, as well as small projects from Trireme, OpenCORD and Kolibri, among others.

Ranging from blockchain technologies…to machine learning… to big data. From software-defined networking… to network security…to learning equality… and more. In the Rookie of the Year slideshow, we see more and more solutions created by communities of developers and users collaborating with open source code.

As Tim O’Reilly comments: “Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts.” And once innovations are “freed,” broad communities thrive on more open source.

Core to today’s business needs, all these solutions contain new and evolving technologies driven by data ecosystems, machine learning, efficiencies, speed, and scale to market.

Take an eye-opening glimpse into the “cauldron” to see what these rookies cooked up last year—and think about what the open source communities are collaborating on right now.

*Black Duck Software, 2017