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Why 2017 Will Belong to Open Source

By ETCIO, January 18, 2017 The author recaps the study emphasizing the path of Open Source from the obscure to ubiquitous. Read moreread more

​Black Duck and North Bridge find that today, and tomorrow, belong to open source

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNet, April, 27, 2016 Contributing Editor to and Vaughan-Nichols reinforces the survey findings with his own insights about the ubiquitous useread more

Almost two-thirds of software companies contributing to open source

Jon Gold, Network World, April 27, 2016 Network World reviews the 2016 Survey and the importance of Open Source as a driving force in the business-technology industry. North Bridge general partnerread more

Survey: Open Source Is 'Today's Preeminent Architecture'

By David Ramel, Application Development Trends (ADT), April 8, 2016 This review by Application Development Trends emphasizes the benefits accrued to the Open Source development community culling outread more

2016 Future of Open Source Survey Says Open Source Is The Modern Architecture

By Amber Ankerholz,, April 27, 2016 representing over 500 open source company members and developers from around the world focused their coverage on the business impact of openread more

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

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 Blackread more

2016 Future of Open Source Survey Program Overview

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 broadestread more

Cloud Computing Myth Busting: The Open Source Cloud Part 5

By Bob Violino, CIO, June 18, 2015 In this five-part series, we have busted myths around security, support, maturity and having too many cooks when it comes to open-source clouds. It’s time to turnread more

Open source 2015: Following WordPress’s Lead

By Shaun Quarton, Torque, May 4, 2015 We’ve seen a lot of open source announcements in the news lately— something we first covered last November. Since then, the announcements have continued, thickread more

78% of companies say they run operations on open source

North Bridge partner Paul Santinelli comments on the recently-released study results from the 2015 Future Of Open Source Survey. He offers a perspective based on developments over the nine years theread more

Does your company run on open-source software? Join the (very large) club

By Katherine Noyes, IDG News Service for PC World In five years, the number of organizations relying on such software has nearly doubled, according to the results of the 2015 Future Of Open Sourceread more

North Bridge and Black Duck Software announce ninth annual Future of Open Source survey results, revealing trends in corporate OSS use

North Bridge, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm; and Black Duck Software, the leading OSS Logistics solutions provider enabling the secure management of open source code today announced theread more

10 reasons why open source is eating the world, Maria Korolov, Network World, June 16th, 2014

Maria Karolov does a thorough review of the 2014 North Bridge Future of Open Source Survey and provides ample endorsements from leading industry analysts and enterprise leaders that furtherread more

Security and quality top companies' reasons for using open source  Katherine Noyes, PC World, April 7th, 2014

Katherine Noyes provides a top line summary of the 2014 North Bridge Future of Open Source Survey results emphasizing the survey’s record-breaking number of responses and continued popularityread more

Generation dot-open: Eight open source trends the C-suite needs to watch, Brian Taylor, Tech Republic – June 3, 2014

Brian Taylor reviews the 8th Annual North Bridge Future of Open Source Survey with North Bridge survey partner Black Duck software executives to get behind the “ubiquitous” influence ofread more

Welcome to the Open Source Renaissance, Tom Erickson, CEO Acquia (byline for Gigaom) – April 13, 2014

In the context of key findings from recent North  Bridge Future of Open Source Surveys Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia discusses how Open Source is changing the software industry. From a businessread more

Big Companies Open Up to Open-Source Software

The use of open-source software is becoming more prevalent at big companies for reasons including ease of innovation and cutting the time to get products to market. More than 50% of the softwareread more

Future of Open Source Survey Points to Cloud and Mobile Opportunities

The annual Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), sponsored by Computerworld, is underway in San Francisco this week, and, as usual at the conference, Northbridge Venture Partners has released itsread more

Why the cloud can't be separated from open source

Open source wouldn't exist without the Internet -- so perhaps it was inevitable that open source would get mashed up with cloud computing. It's been that way from the start. Since the very beginningread more

Open Source Drives Software Innovation

It’s exciting to see the evolution of Open Source evident in findings in our Future of Open Source survey over the past five years. Open Source has now moved beyond the tipping point it reached lastread more

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