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Again this year, we are seeking active collaboration from open source industry leaders and the open source community to encourage broad participation in the on-line survey and assure that the results are as relevant and informative as possible.

North Bridge and Black Duck Software, in collaboration with Forrester Research, are proud to introduce the ninth annual Future of Open Source Survey!  Help shape the future of open source and share in the awareness this influential survey generates by participating as a survey collaborator.

Objective and Program Elements 

As open source has evolved into an influential movement and adoption has grown, there is a new set of important questions that will shape its future. With many new players and influencers across vertical markets and communities, this survey drives broader industry discussion around key issues for new and established software-related organizations and the larger open source community.

The Survey

The Future of Open Source program is centered on an industry survey which is designed jointly by North Bridge, Black Duck, Forrester Research, and their contributing advisors. The survey is used as an anchor for the discussion of key issues related to open source, setting benchmarks for annual comparisons. The 2015 Program launches in early February and results will be unveiled in early April.     

The 2014 Future of Open Source study focused on open source software powering new technologies, reaching new people, and creating new economics.  These results are available with an accompanying webinar and blog posts at North Bridge and Black Duck Software.

Promoted by 54 collaborating organizations, the 2014 survey achieved a record-breaking 1,240 responses! This is the largest and longest running industry survey of its kind as it heads into its 9th year.  The past two Future of Open Source Survey results have received nearly 200,000 views on SlideShare.

There are no fees attached to the program but there are requirements. Collaborators are required to work with North Bridge, Black Duck, and other collaborators in a marketing capacity to help reach potential survey respondents and promote a robust, industry-wide thought leadership discussion via the survey’s findings.   
To find out more about how to join this exciting program and choose your level of participation, please download this full Program Overview and Requirements Document here

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