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

Burlington, MA – February 6, 2015 – Black Duck Software, the leading OSS Logistics solutions provider enabling the secure management of open source code, and North Bridge Growth Equity & Venture Partners, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm, today announced the launch of the ninth annual Future of Open Source Survey. As an annual assessment of the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends, the survey reflects the insights of open source software (OSS) industry leaders and collaborating organizations, and is open to participation from the technology community.

What: The ninth annual Future of Open Source Survey is open to the general public today. The survey closes March 6, 2015. Results will be presented during a webinar on April 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST, with panelists Jeffrey Hammond, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester; Paul Santinelli, General Partner, North Bridge; and Bill Weinberg, Senior Director of Open Source Strategy, Black Duck Software. Please click here to register for the webinar.

Where: The survey is available to the general public here.

Who: Sponsored by Black Duck Software and North Bridge Growth Equity & Venture Partners. In addition, 2015 Future of Open Source Survey Collaborators include:

Platinum Collaborators:
Apache Foundation
Black Duck Software
Eclipse Foundation
Engine Yard
Open Source Initiative (OSI)
Red Hat
Ubuntu (Canonical)

Bareos GmbH & Co. KG
Bika Lab Systems
Commerce Guys
The Document Foundation
Grid Protection Alliance
Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
Open Invention Network (OIN)
OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent)
Samsung OSG
WP Engine

Learn more about being a collaborator here.

See results of last year's survey here. Follow the 2015 Future of Open Source Survey on Twitter at #FutureOSS and @FutureOfOSS, and on the Open Source Delivers blog.

About the Leading OSS Logistics Provider

Black Duck Software is the leading OSS Logistics solution provider, enabling enterprises of every size to securely manage open source code and optimize the opportunities that come with open source adoption and management. As part of the greater open source community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive open source software (OSS) resources through The Black Duck Open Hub (formerly Ohloh) and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck is headquartered in Boston and has offices in San Mateo, 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 the company at @black_duck_sw.

About 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 big 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, Clarity Software Systems, Dyn, Demandware, Proto Labs, Starent Networks, Seniorlink, Smart Pak and Valence Health. The firm has offices in Waltham, MA and Palo Alto, CA. To learn more about North Bridge go to and follow the company @North_Bridge.

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