BearingPoint, Black Duck Software Announce Executive Webinar Analyzing Results of Survey Regarding Automotive Industry's Use of Free and Open Source Software

Survey Reveals Pervasive Use of Open Source in Automotive Industry

Mar 22, 2012, 12:18 ET from Black Duck Software

BURLINGTON, Mass. and FRANKFURT, Germany, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a recent survey of the European automotive industry will reveal insights regarding the pervasiveness of open source use, its benefits and challenges.


Survey results will be shared in an executive webinar on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.  The webinar will provide important insights, including:

  • How and why the automotive industry is looking to FOSS as a source of differentiation and competitive advantage
  • The importance of proper governance and compliance processes, and key factors to consider when creating these processes
  • The level of engagement automotive companies have within the broader open source community

Conducted by European-based management consultancy BearingPoint and scientifically guided by Dr. Dirk Riehle, head of the Open Source Institute and professor at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg, this first-of-its-kind survey includes responses from more than 25 leading automotive industry companies in eight countries. The project was sponsored by Black Duck Software.


Executive Webinar: Driving Innovation with Open Source – A View from the Automotive Industry




BearingPoint and Black Duck Software




Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.


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About Black Duck Software
Black Duck Software is the leading provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of free and open source software (FOSS), at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. Black Duck® powers, the industry's leading code search engine for open source;, the largest FOSS community and free public directory of open source, and The Olliance Group, the leading open source business and strategy consulting firm. Among the 400 largest software companies in the world, according to, the company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing. For more information, visit

About BearingPoint
BearingPoint delivers business consulting with management and technology capabilities. As an independent firm with European roots and global reach BearingPoint serves leading companies and public sector organisations world-wide to align and optimise processes, IT and operating models with business strategy. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial mindset and desire to create long-term partnerships, BearingPoint's consultants are committed to delivering excellence and value to their clients. The firm's approach to working with clients is highly collaborative and designed to improve business performance, from strategy through to execution. BearingPoint currently employs 3,200 people in 15 countries.

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