10 Open Source Technologies You'll Need to Know in 2018

Posted January 2, 2018 By  Cynthia Harvey

For most enterprise IT departments, using and contributing to open source projects is now a part of everyday life.

In Black Duck's 2017 Open Source 360° Survey, 77 percent of enterprises surveyed said they use open source to build internal applications, 69 percent said that they use it to create customer applications and 69 percent said that open source powers their infrastructure. And 48 percent of those surveyed said that the number of people in their organizations contributing to open source is increasing.

All those contributions are leading to growth in open source in general. In its 2017 Octoverse report, GitHub, the largest online repository for open source projects, reported that it now has more than 24 million users and more than 25 million public repositories.

Of course, some among those 25 million public repositories are more important than others. In several areas, open source projects have become the dominant technology, and IT professionals who want to keep their skills relevant need to at least be familiar with these projects.

Here are ten open source projects that, in light of current trends, will likely be particularly important for IT pros to know in 2018.

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