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npm is full of packages (developer tools and libraries in general) popular with developers but that carry enormous risks-- like short support cycles, breaking changes, security issues, packages that themselves depend on packages with similar problems, among other things. You don't have to let a paper define how you evaluate risk, but even if you co-opt their definition of risk as loss profitability, npm's popularity is at odds with "minimizing risk."



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