As part of the webinar, we conducted an online survey. Here are some of the more interesting results. (We're not for a minute suggesting these are in any way statistically valid):
How do you manage the use of open source in your code base today?
a. We don't use open source code - 38%
b. I don't know - 4%
c. It is left up to the development teams - 44%
d. We routinely audit open source code - 13%
My thought on the 38% who say they don't use OSS is that they shouldn't take any bets on that.
How frequently do you audit?
a. Only when we think we have a problem - 25%
b. Only before release -10%
c. On a routine milestone basis - 10%
d. Audit what? Never! - 55%
The "never audit" result is not completely surprising and hopefully that's why they tuned in to our webcast.