"Open-source business models are booming in the software
industry, a rapid rise that has some experts wondering if it's a
bubble that will burst. Venture capital firms are pouring more
money into start-ups that adhere to open-source practices, such as
giving away technology for free. That rush could result in an
investment bubble, similar to that seen in the early days of the
Web, several industry executives cautioned at the Open Source
Business Conference last week..."