Using an open source community provides companies with a competitive advantage as the community can improve the breadth and quality of integrations available. And from a security standpoint, although open source does not guarantee 100% protection, it does provide the opportunity to rapidly improve security measures with thousands of eyeballs looking at your code.
The result is that that use of open source can only grow in the future, according to Cory Hulen, CTO and co-founder of Palo Alto, Calif.-based open core platform Mattermost. Companies like Kong and Gitlab represent a wave of organizations with open source foundations carving out enterprise market share. IBM acquired Red Hat over two years.