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DigitalOcean Study Reveals Indian Developers as Representatives of the Next Generation of Open Source

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DigitalOcean Study Reveals Indian Developers as Representatives of the Next Generation of Open Source

CEO Insights team

DigitalOcean, a cloud platform for developing modern apps, reveals key developer cloud trends in the seventh edition of its seasonal currents report, which is dedicated to the rapidly evolving open-source community. The trends are based on a survey of more than 5,800 respondents around the world on the current state and the future of the open-source community and its experience.

According to the report, the open source market will exceed $3200000000 by 2023 with more than 30000000 developers having contributed to open-source projects at some point. With an eight percent increase in participation this year, the optimism about the state and future of open source community remains high. 60 percent of the respondents reveal that they increased their involvement in open source because they enjoy it, want to learn new skills or find contributing to be fulfilling.

With an eight percent increase in participation this year the optimism about the state and future of open source community remains high



While developers have good things to say about inclusivity and friendliness in open source, younger generations, especially women, feel relatively more out of place and less welcome. Only one-third of women rate the diversity of the community highly, and a quarter of them very badly. The next generation of open source developers wants a welcoming, inclusive environment.

Indian developers who are hailed as representatives of the next generation of open source are made up of a young, energetic community with 97 per cent of the respondents being under 34 years of age. While two-thirds of developers around the world are either concerned about or unsure of big tech’s involvement, Indian respondents are the least trusting of the major tech players with slightly more than half of the respondents saying they are concerned by the level of involvement of the big tech players.

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