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Sixth Annual Future Of Open Source Survey Results Point To Era Of “Open Innovation On Demand”

SAN FRANCISCO May 21, 2012 Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) – North Bridge Venture Partners Black Duck Software Future of Open Source Survey

Michael Skok

More than 700 respondents – the largest number in the survey’s history – took part in the 2012 survey, including representatives from both vendor and non-vendor communities.  The survey, supported by over 25 collaborators, polled industry influencers about open source trends, opportunities and expectations for 2012 and beyond. Respondents were asked about a wide range of issues affecting the OSS landscape, including areas of growth in OSS, key drivers of and barriers to OSS adoption, and suggestions for building and maintaining profitable OSS business models.

Key Findings:

  • Open source is leading, not following, in important areas including cloud, big data, mobile apps and enterprise mobility.
  • Quality of open source is one of the top three reasons that make it attractive for use.
  • More than 50 percent of software acquired in the next five years will be open source software.
  • Respondents predicted that the top two trends for open source by 2015 will be the adoption of OSS in non-technical segments (e.g., health care, automotive, government) followed by general enterprise adoption, reflecting maturation in the OSS segment.
  • Almost half (44 percent) of respondents identified data management as the segment most likely to be affected by OSS in 2012.
  • Nearly half (43 percent) of respondents named "project maturity" as the most important factor when choosing an open source project for integration into a product or service.
  • When asked about revenue generating strategies likely to create value for vendors, 52 percent of respondents said an annual, repeatable support and service agreement was the most likely value strategy.
  • Challenges remain – for example, top barriers to selecting OSS versus proprietary software are unfamiliarity with OSS solutions and lack of internal technical skills among developers.

Tim Yeaton

This year’s survey results point to three important conclusions:

  1. leading
  2. Broad-Scale Enterprise Adoption.
  3. Open Source Remains a Good Investment and Smart Business Tool.  $675M

The survey also points to challenges associated with OSS use, including finding personnel resources with the right knowledge and technical skills, and the complexity associated with OSS use – from choosing the right project from the over 600,000 available to managing the acquisition, integration, maintenance and support needs off OSS, along with learning to engage with the greater open source community and shifting both the style and culture of some development organizations. 

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Ryan Garner

Boston, Massachusetts San Mateo, California $3 billion

2012 Future of Open Source Survey Collaborators:

– Acquia

– Infobright

– Pentaho

– Akiban Technologies

– Jaspersoft

– Red Hat

– Automattic 

– MassTLC

– Revolution Analytics

– BitNami 

– Microsoft

– rPath

– Black Duck Software

– North Bridge Venture

– Sand Hill Group

– Collabnet 


– SugarCRM

– credativ

– Olliance Group, a Black

– Suse

– Couchbase

   Duck company

– The 451 Group

– EnterpriseDB

– OpenLogic

– Eucalyptus

– Oracle

SOURCE Black Duck Software

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