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Black Duck & North Bridge Announce Seventh Annual Future Of Open Source Survey

Nearly 30 Leading Organizations, Influencers Collaborate to Uncover OSS Trends, State of Open Source Industry

BURLINGTON, MA February 28, 2013 – Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software adoption, management and governance, and North Bridge, an early-stage venture capital firm, in collaboration with global research and advisory firm Forrester Research, Inc., today announced the seventh annual Future of Open Source Survey. The survey, an annual report of the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends, is supported by nearly 30 open source software (OSS) industry leaders and collaborating organizations, and is open to participation from the entire open source community.

What:    The seventh annual Future of Open Source Survey is open to the general public today. 

The survey closes March 28, 2013, and results will be presented during a webinar on April 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET, with panelists Tim Yeaton, CEO and President, Black Duck; Michael Skok, General Partner at North Bridge; and Jeffrey Hammond, VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester.  Please click here to register for the webinar.

Where:  The survey is available to the general public at  

Who:     Sponsored by Black Duck and North Bridge, in collaboration with Forrester Research, Inc. 
In addition, 2012 Future of Open Source Survey Collaborators include:

  • 451 Research
  • Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA)
  • Acquia
  • Akiban
  • Automattic
  • BitRock/BitNami
  • CollabNet
  • Couchbase
  • Engine Yard
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Eucalyptus
  • Hortonworks
  • Jaspersoft
  • Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
  • MassTLC
  • Olliance Consulting
  • Open-Xchange
  • OpenLogic
  • Red Hat
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Sand Hill
  • SugarCRM
  • SUSE
  • Zenoss

See results of last year's survey at and  Follow the 2013 Future of Open Source Survey on Twitter at #FutureOSS, and on the Open Source Delivers blog.


About Black Duck Software
Offering award-winning software and consulting, Black Duck is the partner of choice for open source software adoption, governance and management. Enterprises of every size depend on Black Duck to harness the power of open source technologies and methods. As part of the greater OSS community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through, and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where thought leaders collaborate on the future of open source. Black Duck is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, St. Louis, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity and improved efficiency, visit and follow us at @black_duck_sw.

About North Bridge Venture Partners
Established in 1994, North Bridge is an active partner for early-stage entrepreneurs, providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt big markets. North Bridge partners, many founders themselves, work with entrepreneurs to apply their expertise in the creation, operation and scaling of market-leaders. The firm has offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Palo Alto, California. To learn more about North Bridge go to For more information on the Future of Open Source program, visit:


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