Open Source CompassTracking the trajectory ofopen source technologiesHave questions about which emerging technologies may hold themost promise? Open Source Compass is a new tool in your

Technology leaders need to get beyond the buzzEmerging technologies—from blockchain to machine learning—are multiplying dramatically, and many are poised to bring aboutunprecedented change. Increasingly these technologies arebeing developed in an open source environment where softwareengineers can collaborate on projects, contribute new code, andmake improvements to existing efforts.If you’re a technology leader, staying on top of all this activity can bea challenge. How can you analyze the sheer quantity of information?How can you make informed decisions about what technologies toinvest in, where to focus innovation efforts, where to scout for talent,or how to modernize your IT infrastructure?Now there’s a tool that can helpbring it all into perspective.Introducing Open Source Compass.The world’s largestopen sourcecollaboration sitehas a staggeringlevel of activity—and it is growingby the day:30 milliondevelopers300 programminglanguages2 millionbusinesses &organizations100 millionrepositories1.1 billioncontributionsSources:, GitHub Octoverse, accessed April 2019.

Explore trends in open source activityOpen Source Compass is an open source website that delivers insights into open source development byvisualizing trends in technology domains, projects, programming languages, and locations. Easy to useand customizable, Open Source Compass allows you to compare, map, share, and download data, and ithelps answer questions central to technology decisions.Domains Artificial intelligence Cybersecurity Microservices Serverless computing Augmented & virtual reality Data visualization Mobile development Text analytics Blockchain Internet of Things Physical robotics Web development Cloud Machine learning Quantum computingOpen Source Compass analyzes development across 15 technologydomains. It’s a platform that will grow over time to include new emergingtechnology areas.Explore: Which technology domains are the most active Which domains are growing or decreasingin popularity Which domains are most collaborative The primary licensing agreements withineach domain Whether the domain is driven by only a handfulof developers Who the top contributors areProjectsOpen Source Compass provides a deep dive into projects and their growthtrajectory across the 15 domains.Explore: Which projects have seen the greatest adoptionover the last six months Which projects are growing or stagnating andhow quickly How a particular project is related to other projects Which regions and countries are contributing toa project What type of licensing agreement is used bythe project How many contributors a project has

Explore trends in open source activityLanguagesOpen Source Compass explores programming languages powering thedevelopment of open source.Explore: Whether projects in a particular language are growingor stagnating What the primary programming language is for agiven technology domain What areas of the world are developing inthis language Some of the most popular projects, by languageLocationsThe site allows users to explore geographic trends based on projectdevelopment, authors, and how project knowledge is being shared acrosscountries or regions.Explore: Where development is happening across domainsand projects How a region compares to others in developingprojects in the same domain Whether a region is gaining or losing momentumbased on number of projects created What languages are popular in a region or country Clusters of development for specifictechnology domains

Gain actionable insights into top prioritiesWith Open Source Compass, technology leaders can answer questions that will help them address theirtop priorities, informing such critical activities as identifying opportunities for future innovation, detectingrisk, identifying partnerships and collaboration opportunities, and scouting for tech talent.Shape digital strategyAreas like: technology roadmap development, IT organizationmodernization, enhanced user experienceOpportunity: A CTO wants to understand thestate of open source development for machinelearning, including which projects can help driveexperimentation.OSC shows: Machine learning has some of themost mature projects, with an average age of 4.5years per active project. Of the 18,313 projects, 71.7percent are contributed to by individual users. Themost commonly used license is MIT.Business impact: The IT function makes recommendations forexploration based on projects with the level of maturity, activity,and licensing aligned with corporate guidance.Reimagine talentAreas like: talent scouting, retooling of skills, strategic geographicareas for recruitment or expansionOpportunity: Learning & Development wants toknow what languages are used most frequently forInternet of Things (IoT) projects so that they candevelop the best training program possible.OSC shows: C is the primary language used in IoTopen source projects, with 71.4 percent of all codebeing written in that language.Business impact: To build expertise in IoT, Learning &Development starts offering internal courses in C and givesincentives to programmers who enroll.Mitigate riskAreas like: open source license awareness, technology risk andoperations, open source stability/maturityOpportunity: A government IT leader isprototyping a blockchain-based title managementsystem and would like to evaluate the potential riskfrom the developer community.OSC shows: Which countries and regions areleading development in blockchain.Business impact: The IT leader is able to avoid specificprojects developed in regions that may produce additional riskfor the organization.

Learn what Open Source Compasscan do for you and your organizationStart exploring [email protected] the teamBill BriggsGlobal Chief Technology OfficerDeloitte Consulting [email protected] KircherManaging Director, Products & SolutionsDeloitte Consulting [email protected] Source Compass was developed incollaboration with Datawheel, a small butmighty crew of programmers and designerswith a passion for crafting data into predictive,decision-making, and storytelling tools.Visit to learn more.Scott BuchholzEmerging Technologies Research Directorand Government & Public Services CTODeloitte Consulting [email protected] DeloitteDeloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private companylimited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTLand each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (alsoreferred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. In the United States,Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities thatoperate using the “Deloitte” name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certainservices may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of publicaccounting. Please see to learn more about our global network ofmember firms.This publication contains general information only and Deloitte is not, by means of thispublication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or otherprofessional advice or services. This publication is not a substitute for such professionaladvice or services, nor should it be used as a basis for any decision or action that may affectyour business. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business,you should consult a qualified professional advisor. Deloitte shall not be responsible for anyloss sustained by any person who relies on this publication.Copyright 2019 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved

Open Source Compass is an open source website that delivers insights into open source development by visualizing trends in technology domains, projects, programming languages, and locations. Easy to use and customizable, Open Source Compass all