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7/1/2019
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Almost All Software Is Open Source Software

The latest studies put to rest that today's software world is split cleanly between open source software and everything else. The truth is that almost all modern software today comprises at least some open source components.

According to the '2019 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA)' report, released earlier this spring by Synopsys, 99% of applications with at least 1,000 files contain at least some open source components. Meantime, an analysis of 500 modern applications in the Sonatype study shows, on average, that 85% of their code is comprised of open source components.

Image Source: '2019 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report,' Synopsys

Almost All Software Is Open Source Software

The latest studies put to rest that today's software world is split cleanly between open source software and everything else. The truth is that almost all modern software today comprises at least some open source components.

According to the "2019 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA)" report, released earlier this spring by Synopsys, 99% of applications with at least 1,000 files contain at least some open source components. Meantime, an analysis of 500 modern applications in the Sonatype study shows, on average, that 85% of their code is comprised of open source components.

Image Source: "2019 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report," Synopsys

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