Black Duck & North Bridge To Deliver Results Of Seventh Annual Future Of Open Source Survey Trends

Webinar Offers OSS Trends and State of Open Source Industry from Most Popular Survey to Date

Apr 15, 2013, 09:05 ET from Black Duck Software

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings of the 2013 Future of Open Source survey report open source is driving a shift in culture, affecting hiring, collaboration styles and business outcomes. Join Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners, along with a panel of leading industry experts to gain insights into these important trends, technologies and development strategies.


The survey, an annual report of the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends, is supported by 30 open source software (OSS) industry leaders and collaborating organizations. More than 800 individuals participated in the 2013 survey.


The findings of the seventh annual Future of Open Source Survey are revealed to the general public today.

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 Venture Partners; Jeffrey Hammond, VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester; Rob Bearden, CEO, Hortonworks; Ed Tilford, Head of Open Source Governance, Thomson Reuters and Tom Erickson, CEO, Acquia.


To register for the webinar, please visit


Sponsored by Black Duck and North Bridge Venture Partners. 
In addition, 2013 Future of Open Source Survey Collaborators include:

  • Black Duck
  • North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Forrester Research
  • 451 Research
  • Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA)
  • Acquia
  • Akiban
  • Automattic
  • BitRock/BitNami
  • CollabNet
  • Couchbase
  • Engine Yard
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Eucalyptus
  • eZuce
  • Hortonworks
  • Jaspersoft
  • Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
  • MassTLC
  • Olliance Consulting
  • Open-Xchange
  • OpenLogic
  • OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent)
  • Pentaho
  • Red Hat
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Sand Hill
  • SugarCRM
  • SUSE
  • Zenoss

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

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

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.

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