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jQuery, Bootstrap Are the Most Popular Open Source Application Components

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Black Duck Software has published a new report that analyzed more than 1,000 commercial software applications to see how many included open source code. It found that 96 percent contained some open source components. Interestingly, the most popular open source components were two Web development tools: the jQuery JavaScript library, which was included in 58 percent of applications, and the Bootstrap front-end Web framework, which was in 35.8 percent of applications.

The report highlighted the fact that users may not be aware that their software includes open source components and thus may not understand that they are vulnerable if a security bug is found in the open source software. According to Black Duck, about two-thirds of the analyzed applications that contained open source code had at least one risky component.

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