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A security issue in a small open source project highlights gaps in the relationship between the businesses who use open source components and the community of developers who write the code. Microsoft grabbed major headlines by acquiring open source repository GitHub for $7.5 billion, followed by IBM breaking records with their $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat. Google, Facebook, Intel, and Pivotal are only a few of the other big names that contribute heavily to open source projects. In fact, the term “free” is ‘free’ when it comes to open-source components.