dependency management problems are a thing irrespective of the license of those dependencies. nobody anywhere is writing assembly code entirely on their own, even then you depend on a compiler. every software project has dependencies. it's a problem solved by version pinning. i can't believe a tech writer wrote this?
here is the article this paragraph is from https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/05/mixpanel-passwords/
it's interesting the author decided to highlight the open source problem and not the fact that mixpanel is in the business of surveillance