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North Bridge Invites Open Source Community to Discuss Key Findings from 2014 Future of Open Source Study

North Bridge Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, together with Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software adoption, management and governance, will unveil the findings of the eighth annual Future of Open Source survey during a webinar, “2014 Future of Open Source Survey Results Revealed,” scheduled for Thursday, April 3rd, at 2 p.m. ET.

Michael Skok, General Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, together with Lou Shipley, CEO at Black Duck Software, and Jeffrey Hammond, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, will provide a full report on the state of the open source industry as revealed by this year’s Future of Open Source findings as well as offer predictions for future trends. In its eighth year and built upon the foundation of the North Bridge and Black Duck partnership, the 2014 survey is the broadest to date with an unprecedented number of respondents and over 50 listed collaborators.

Open source influencers and executives looking for a sneak peek of the findings prior to the webinar, are also invited to join Michael and Lou at the Future of Open Source live dinner event taking place in Boston the night prior, Wednesday, April 2nd, at 7 p.m. ET, at Empire Restaurant in Boston. To request an invitation to this private event please contact Eric Jones at [email protected].

Finally, on Thursday, April 10th, at 8:30 a.m. ET, Michael will also be presenting the Future of Open Source survey results with other open source leaders at a Mass Technology Leadership Council event. Details for all three events are provided below:

What: Future of Open Source Dinner (limited spaces available)
Where: Empire Restaurant, One Marina Park Drive, Boston, Mass.
Who: Join Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners and Lou Shipley, President & CEO, Black Duck Software
When: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, starting at 7 p.m. ET

What: 2014 Future of Open Source Survey Results Revealed
Where: Register for webinar
Who: Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners and Lou Shipley, President & CEO, Black Duck Software with Jeffrey Hammond, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
When: Thursday, April 3rd, at 2 p.m. ET

What: Future of Open Source Seminar: Adoption, Growth and Opportunities
Where: IBM Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA; Register for the event
Who: Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners; Lou Shipley, President & CEO, Black Duck Software; Jeffrey Hammond, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research; Tim Yeaton,
SVP Infrastructure Business Group, Red Hat and Keith Shinn, SVP, Fidelity Investments
When: Thursday, April 10th, at 8:30 a.m. ET

Follow the 2014 Future of Open Source Survey online and Twitter at @North_Bridge, #FutureOSS and @FutureOfOSS.

About North Bridge

North Bridge Venture Partners and North Bridge Growth Equity are active partners with entrepreneurs providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt big markets. With $3.5 billion in capital currently under management, North Bridge partners, many founders themselves, work with entrepreneurs to apply their expertise in the creation, operation and scaling of market-leaders. The firm has funded more than 170 companies creating many billions in market value. Among those firms are Acquia, Actifio, Cool Planet, Couchbase, Demandware, Mavenir Systems, Paydiant, Proto Labs, Reval and Starent Networks. The firm has offices in Waltham, MA and Palo Alto, CA. To learn more about North Bridge go to For more information on the Future of Open Source program, visit: Follow us at @North_Bridge.

About Black Duck Software

Offering award-winning software and consulting, Black Duck is the partner of choice for open source software adoption, governance and management. Enterprises of every size depend on Black Duck to harness the power of open source technologies and methods. As part of the greater OSS community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through, and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where thought leaders collaborate on the future of open source. Black Duck is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, St. Louis, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity and improved efficiency, visit and follow us at @black_duck_sw.

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