"The M&A action around open source continues to thunder into
2008. While we've barely had a single week without a major
acquisition or two involving open source, a new sign of activity
emerged this week. Benchmark Capital is adding entrepreneurs to its
ranks with a significant focus on open source.
"Benchmark, already a big backer of open source ventures
including Red Hat, MySQL, Hyperic, SpringSource and Zimbra, said
this week it would be bringing on four new executives, two of whom
would work to continue the firm's success in open source..."