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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, in collaboration with Forrester Research, are pleased to introduce the 10th Annual Future of Open Source Survey, one of the industry’s longest-running and broadest studies.

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. Our goal is to exceed last year’s record number of 1,300 survey participants.
The survey will launch in February and close in late March. Results will be released in April.
In addition to helping drive participation in an extremely important open source initiative, Collaborators enjoy other benefits, which are detailed further on in this overview.

Objective and Program Elements 

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

The Survey

North Bridge, Black Duck, Forrester Research, and their contributing advisors design the survey. It seeks insights into new opportunities and challenges emerging in open source and sets benchmarks for annual comparisons.

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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