Black Duck Software, North Bridge Announce Sixth Annual Future of Open Source Survey

Twenty-two open source organizations collaborate to conduct survey

Mar 21, 2012, 13:00 ET from Black Duck Software

BURLINGTON, Mass., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Duck Software, the leader in open source software knowledge, adoption and governance, and North Bridge Venture Partners, in partnership with 451 Research, today announced a collaboration to conduct the sixth annual Future of Open Source Survey. The survey, an annual bellwether of the state of the open source industry, is supported by more than 20 open source software (OSS) industry leaders and is open to participation from the entire open source community.  

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The survey results point out market opportunities, identify issues affecting the enterprise adoption of open source, and foreshadow industry trends for 2012 and beyond. Open to the general public today, the survey closes at the end of April. 

Survey results will be presented at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC, May 20 - 21, 2012) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco - Embarcadero during the keynote panel on opening day. Moderating the panel will be Tim Yeaton, CEO and President, Black Duck Software and Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. Yeaton and Skok will be joined by several industry executives including Tom Erickson, CEO, Acquia.

What:  Sixth Annual Future of Open Source Survey

Who:   Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners, in partnership with 451 Research

Where:  Take survey here:   

2012 Future of Open Source Survey Collaborators

  • 451 Research
  • Acquia
  • Akiban Technologies
  • Black Duck
  • Collabnet
  • Couchbase
  • Credativ
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Eucalyptus
  • Infobright
  • Jaspersoft
  • MassTLC
  • Microsoft
  • North Bridge
  • Olliance Group (A Black Duck Company)
  • OpenLogic
  • Oracle
  • Red Hat
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Sand Hill Group
  • SugarCRM
  • SUSE (formerly Novell)

Follow the 2012 Future of Open Source Survey on Twitter at #FutureOSS.

See results of last year's survey here:

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 North Bridge Venture Partners

North Bridge Venture Partners is an active, bi-coastal, early-stage venture capital firm based in Boston, Massachusetts and San Mateo, California.  Established in 1994, North Bridge provides seed-to-growth financing and company-building expertise. Together with North Bridge Growth Equity, our mid-market focused growth capital fund, North Bridge manages over $3 billion.  For North Bridge Venture Partners, success is derived through a partnership with entrepreneurs that produce industry-leading companies in large emerging markets. Historically, the firm's partners have played a significant role in organizing, starting and building successful companies. Working in concert with entrepreneurs, North Bridge adds value by providing strategic guidance, sharing operating experience, industry specific knowledge, team-building skills and an in-depth understanding of both private and public financings.  North Bridge's sector focus includes Software, Communications & Infrastructure, Healthcare Technology, Digital Media, and Materials.  For more information about North Bridge go to

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