December 24

Analysis: Transformation of India’s Digital Economy: The Rise of Developers and Open Source

It’s no secret that the developer community is booming in India. Not only is India already home to the third largest developer community on GitHub, it is also one of the fastest growing. According to the 2021 State of the Octoverse report, year-on-year growth of GitHub users in India surged by 38.9 per cent, and we predict that by 2023 there will be more than 10 million developers using the platform in India.

But let’s look beyond the growth figures. With contribution from developers, open source is flourishing in India, but what does this explosive growth mean? What is the economic impact of a thriving developer community?

The bottom line is that open source has helped revolutionise the Indian economy and significantly boosted our economic muscle on the global stage. It is no exaggeration to say that, powered by open source, India is developing influential global enterprises that are shaping the future of technology and impacting the evolution of society as a whole.

Photo courtesy of National Cancer Institute.

Source: Business Today (link opens in a new window)

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