North Bridge & Black Duck Launch Tenth Annual Future of Open Source Survey

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Organizations rely on open source to innovate, reduce development costs and speed time to market. Nonetheless, important questions remain about open source security, management, policies and procedures, and governance.

Organizations and influencers join forces to uncover OSS trends, report on state of open source industry

WALTHAM, MA – March 8, 2016 – North Bridge, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm, and Black Duck, a global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, today announced the launch of the tenth annual Future of Open Source Survey. The annual assessment of the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends has gathered insights from thought leaders and the open source community for more than a decade. It is one of the longest-running and broadest surveys of open source today.

Open source is a key technology driver and its adoption worldwide is ubiquitous. Organizations rely on open source to innovate, reduce development costs and speed time to market. Nonetheless, important questions remain about open source security, management, policies and procedures, and governance. The Future of Open Source Survey, which includes input from startups, established leaders and influencers across vertical markets and communities, drives broader industry awareness of, and discussions of, key issues.

Who: Sponsored by Black Duck and North Bridge Growth Equity & Venture Partners

What: The tenth annual Future of Open Source Survey

Where: The survey is available to the general public

When: The survey is open to the general public today and closes April 4, 2016

Results will be presented during a webinar on April 27, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST, with panelists Jeffrey Hammond, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester; Paul Santinelli, General Partner, North Bridge; and Lou Shipley, CEO, Black Duck. Please click here to register for the webinar.

In addition to North Bridge and Black Duck, the 2016 Future of Open Source Survey Collaborators include: (* denotes Platinum Collaborators)

  • Abilian
  • Acquia*
  • Ant Systems
  • Appnovation*
  • Appsembler
  • Ardent Technologies, Inc.
  • Bareos GmbH & Co. KG
  • Capital One
  • Chamilo*
  • Chef
  • CloudFoundry Corp*
  • Confer
  • Coolan
  • Couchbase
  • Credativ
  • Eclipse Foundation*
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Evolveum
  • Grid Protection Alliance
  • Hewlett Packard
  • InfoSys*
  • JFrog
  • Linux Foundation*
  • MARSEC*
  • Microsoft*
  • MassTLC*
  • nexB
  • NGINX*
  • North Bridge*
  • Open Source Business (OSB) Alliance
  • Open Source EHR Alliance
  • Open Source Initiative (OSI)
  • OpenClinica
  • Open-Xchange
  • Opmantek
  • OpusVL*
  • Pentaho
  • Ravel Law
  • Red Hat*
  • Rift-io
  • SDH Institute
  • Tecnisys
  • The Apache Software Foundation*
  • The Document Foundation*
  • Ubuntu
  • Univention
  • VoltDB
  • Wikibon*
  • WIPRO*
  • WP Engine*.

We continue to seek more collaborators. Learn more about being a collaborator here.

See results of last year's survey here. Follow the 2016 Future of Open Source Survey on Twitter at #FutureOSS and @FutureOfOSS, and on the Open Source Delivers blog.

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck‘s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

North Bridge

North Bridge Growth Equity, and its affiliate North Bridge Venture Partners, actively partner with founders and entrepreneurs of market-leading companies, who are using technology to disrupt and reinvent large, dynamic markets. With $3.8 billion of capital under management, the firm has funded more than 170 companies creating many billions in market value. Among those firms are Acquia, Actifio, Dyn, Demandware, IngeniousMed, Proto Labs, Starent Networks, Seniorlink, Smart Pak, Valence Health and WP Engine. The firm is based in Waltham, MA. To learn more about North Bridge go to www.northbridge.com and follow the company @North Bridge.

Media Contacts:

Black Duck

Brian Carter, Director of Strategic Communications
bcarter@blackducksoftware.com
508-277-7570

PAN Communications
Michael O’Connell
blackduck@pancomm.com
617-502-4300

North Bridge

Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco
jackie@marketingrecon.com  
978-283-8333

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