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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 share...read 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 further...read 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 popularity...read 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 of...read 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 business...read 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 software...read 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 its...read 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 beginning...read 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 last...read more

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08/26/2014

Open Source Software: Sailing Into...

Jack Germain reviews the North Bridge Future of Open Source survey findings with Jeffrey Hammon... more »

04/07/2014

EIGHTH ANNUAL FUTURE OF OPEN...

From Education to Government to Health Care, OSS Now Woven into the Social Fabric; Enterprises... more »

04/07/2014

The Future is More Open Than Ever...

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

03/15/2013

2013 Future of Open Source Survey...

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

03/26/2012

Cloud and Innovation Driving Use...

This blog was originally published by SandHill.com. See it at the source at: http://sandhill.co... more »

03/19/2012

Future of Open Source Keynote...

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

03/18/2012

Survey says: Open-source software...

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

03/18/2012

Survey says: Open-source software...

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

03/17/2012

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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