It doesn’t matter what kind of company you work at. If you’re a software engineer, you’re probably using code that’s hosted on source code hosting platform GitHub.

Take Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart. On their account Github Flipkart's open-source Github account Read more account on GitHub, they make use of open source frameworks and tools developed by others, and also share some of their own. They use popular data processing utility Hadoop Hadoop Open source software utilities by Apache that make it easier for a network of computers to solve problems involving large amounts of data Hadoop , for example, while making Swifty—which makes networking in iOS apps a tad easier—open source for anyone to use.


Shreedhar Manek

Based in Bangalore, Shreedhar is a Staff Writer for The Ken. He writes on technology, education, human resources and urban mobility. He has a BTech in Computer Science and an MS in Urban Sociology from IIIT Hyderabad.

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