Can you say with confidence that you are aware of all open source components in your applications and that they are up to date? Open source is indispensable to software development, and understanding its complexity is crucial. Synopsys commissioned Bitkom e.V., an independent research center based in Berlin, Germany, to research the use of open source in the German economy.
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The Bitkom Open Source Monitor 2019 offers an in-depth look at the state of open source security, compliance, and code quality risk in commercial software. Based on the anonymized data of nearly 800 companies interviewed, this report provides the latest insights and surprising statistics about open source security and license risk. While seven out of ten companies in Germany rely on open source software, only one in five has an open source strategy in place. Organizations without an open source strategy risk having their data, as well as their customers’ data, exposed as a result of security vulnerabilities.