Open source software has its perks but supply chain risks cant be ignored


ANALYSIS In the era of continuous integration and deployment, DevOps, and frequent software updates, open source components are becoming more and more important in the software development environment.

In a report released last year, silicon design automation company Synopsys discovered that open source would be present in 97 percent of codebases in 2021 and that in four of the 17 industries it examined (computer hardware and chips, cybersecurity, energy and clean tech, and the Internet of Things (IoT), OSS was present in every audited codebase. At least 93 percent of the other verticals used open source.

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