Webinar: The future of open source support

Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on August 20, 2020

It’s a fact: open source is fundamental to modern application development. Our research shows, that 92% of applications today contain open source components. Open source helps organizations move faster by allowing them to take advantage of billions of lines of code developed and shared by an open community of collaborators.

idc-logoBut as organizations use more and more open source in their applications, one nagging question continues to surface: who’s on the hook to support all that code? 

Over the past 20 years, IDC analyst Al Gillen has been studying the rise of open source and the numerous methods organizations have employed to ensure the open source code they are using is supported, secure, and properly maintained. He and fellow analyst Elaina Stergiades recently named Tidelift an IDC Innovator for open source software support (download the report here).

On Wednesday, September 9, Al will join Tidelift CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer in a wide-ranging discussion about how open source software support has evolved over the past 20 years, while also exploring new ways organizations can address open source maintenance and security challenges. 

During this webinar, Al and Donald will share:

  • Why organizations need commercial support for open source
  • Where open source support options are least and most mature
  • What risks organizations take when they use open source software without support
  • And more!

Register for the webinar below.