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How to analyze corporate contributions to open source projects

Feb 03, 2014, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chuck Dubuque)

In proprietary software, the company contributes 100% of the code. If you think about a traditional proprietary software product, it has a development community of one: the software company itself. In open source, it is rare that any one company controls anything close to 100% of the source code; in fact, it is often a sign of a weak open source community if one company dominates a project.

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