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Future of Open Source 2009 Survey results

The results of North Bridge Venture Partners 2009 Future of Open Source survey were released today at the Infoworld Open Source Business Conference. Michael Skok led a panel discussion on the topic with Dries Buytaert from Acquia, Ron Hovsepian from Novell, John Lilly from Mozilla, Martin Mickos from Sun, and John Roberts from SugarCRM.

Open source grabs more and more funding

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Open source software continues its torrid pace. In fact, according to a report from the 451 Group, the sector saw its biggest quarter for venture funding -- hitting $203.75 million, which is up from $100.4 million in the same period a year ago.

Why the interest? Well, I had a chance to interview Matthew Aslett, who is an analyst of enterprise software at the 451 Group.

*Your take on the focus on open source?*

VCs are interested in open source vendors because the open source development and distribution models reduce start-up costs and lower the barriers to entry.