"The business models associated with open source software--code
that is open to developers and freely distributed--are rapidly
evolving, but still nascent. Recent events show one thing clearly:
there is money to be made in open source. Not content to rest on
their laurels while smaller open source players garner market share
and revenue, both Oracle and Red Hat recently struck deals that
have thus far proven to be wise.
"We will no doubt see more open source acquisitions. These
acquisitions are more likely to benefit than harm the open source
movement and will further disrupt legacy software vendors..."