Open Source Business Conference
Sponsors from OSBC 2011 include:

Computerworld would like to acknowledge the Open Source Business Conference Sponsors for their commitment, dedication and support.

For 2011 sponsorship opportunities and information please contact: Mike Dutton, Sponsorship Sales, 801-358-4231.
Venture Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Legal Track Sponsor
Emerging Sponsor
Sponsor Company Descriptions
Black Duck Software
Black Duck Software is the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code. Black Duck™ enables companies to shorten time-to-market and reduce development and maintenance costs while mitigating the risks and challenges associated with open source reuse, including hidden license obligations, security vulnerabilities, unsupported open source and version proliferation. The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, as well as distribution partners throughout the world.
Goodwin Procter LLP
Founded in 1912, Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.  The firm provides corporate law and litigation services to clients ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 multinationals, with a focus on matters involving private equity; technology companies; financial services; real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; intellectual property; and products liability and mass torts.
North Bridge Venture Partners
North Bridge Venture Partners is an active, early-stage venture capital firm based in Boston, Massachusetts and San Mateo, California, founded in 1994.  With approximately $2.9 billion under management, including North Bridge Growth Equity, a growth equity firm that invests in technology middle-market companies, North Bridge Venture Partners focuses on investments in the communications, software, internet, healthcare, and materials technology.  Working closely with entrepreneurs, North Bridge adds value by providing strategic guidance, specific industry knowledge, team-building skills and an in-depth understanding of both private and public financings.
Open Dynamics Inc.
Open Dynamics Inc. develops open source software products that help organizations generate operational speed and increase productivity through business process automation. The company offers Joget Workflow, an open source workflow management system that simplifies the building of web-based, process-driven applications. Business users can graphically design, execute as well as monitor processes for their organizations.
Open Invention Network LLC
OIN is a collaborative enterprise that enables innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem around Linux.  It does this by acquiring and licensing patents and through strategic programs such as Linux Defenders (

OIN has amassed a broad portfolio of technology patents.  Patents owned by OIN are available royalty-free to any entity that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System.  OIN’s license agreement can be found at

OIN has considerable industry backing.  It was launched in 2005 by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony, and has received supplemental financial support from Canonical.