Every year for the past five years, a consortium of software companies called The Future of Open Source Forum has collaborated to conduct a survey on attitudes and adoption of open-source software in business.

Now in its sixth year, the 2012 Future of Open Source survey is now open. Open source analyst firm 451 Research is a collaborator for the first time this year, along with Revolution Analytics, Red Hat, Couchbase, Eucalyptus and several other top open source companies.

If you work for a company that is using (or planing to use) open-source software, or works for a company that produces or supports open-source software, please take the survey. (It should take less than 10 minutes to complete.) The results and conclusions from the survey will be presented at the 2012 OSBC conference in San Francisco (May 21-22), and will be shared online. (Survey participants will also receive a 20% discount code to attend the conference.) The conclusions from the 2011 survey can be found below.