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2015 Future of Open Source Program Overview for Collaborators

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more

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Open Source Software: Sailing Into...

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The Future is More Open Than Ever...

April 03, 2014 Background Every year 54 Open Source software industry leaders and collaborating... more »


2013 Future of Open Source Survey...

The seventh annual Future of Open Source Survey is open to the general public today. Black Duck... more »


Cloud and Innovation Driving Use...

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Future of Open Source Keynote...

North Bridge and Black Duck lead the Future of Open Source Keynote Panel at OSBC 2012 The Futur... more »


Survey says: Open-source software...

Once viewed in some quarters as a fringe movement and unreliable, open-source software is now a... more »


Survey says: Open-source software...

Source: Dana Gardner/ZDNet: Briefings Direct Once viewed in some quarters as a fringe movement... more »


MASSTLC Rapid Development &...

Join Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge, Mike Rowley, CTO Active Endpoints and other i... more »

CIOs Must Bleed Open Source,...

The Heartbleed security episode prompted many discussions about the security of Open Source sof... more »

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