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

Over 35 Leading Organizations, Influencers Join Forces to Uncover OSS Trends, Report on State of Open Source Industry

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software adoption, management and governance, and North Bridge Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, today announced the launch of the eighth annual Future of Open Source Survey. The survey, an annual assessment of the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends, reflects the insights of open source software (OSS) industry leaders and collaborating organizations, and is open to participation from the technology community.

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

The survey closes March 5, 2014. Results will be presented during a webinar on April 3, 2014 at 2pm EST, with panelists Lou Shipley, CEO and President, Black Duck; Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners; and Jeffrey Hammond, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research. 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 Venture Partners. In addition, 2014 Future of Open Source Survey Collaborators include:

  • Acquia
  • Apache Foundation
  • Appsembler
  • Automattic
  • CenturyLink
  • CollabNet
  • Commerce Guys
  • credativ
  • Epic
  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Engine Yard
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Eucalyptus
  • FoundationDB
  • Jaspersoft
  • JFrog
  • MassTLC
  • project
  • Open-Xchange
  • Open Invention Network (OIN)
  • OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent)
  • Open Source Initiative (OSI)
  • Open Source Software Institute (OSSI)
  • Pentaho
  • Red Hat
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Spree Commerce
  • SugarCRM
  • SUSE
  • The 451 Group/451 Research
  • WSO2
  • X2Engine
  • Zenoss

See results of last year's survey at and Follow the 2014 Future of Open Source Survey on Twitter at #FutureOSS and @FutureOfOSS, 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
North Bridge Venture Partners and North Bridge Growth Equity are active partners with entrepreneurs providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt big markets. With $3.5 billion in capital currently under management, 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 funded more than 170 companies creating many billions in market value. Among those firms are Acquia, Actifio, Cool Planet, Demandware, Mavenir Systems, Paydiant, Proto Labs, Reval and Starent Networks. The firm has offices in Waltham, MA and Palo Alto, CA. To learn more about North Bridge go to For more information on the Future of Open Source program, visit: Follow us at @North_Bridge.

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