"'The VC community is trying to predict where the market is
going, the whole job is trying to predict where the [hockey] puck
is going to be,' says Robin Vasan, managing director at venture
capital firm Mayfield.
"If that is the case, then there is a good argument to suggest
that the future is going to be open source. According to figures
collated by CBR, VCs invested $475.2m in Linux and open
source-related vendors in 2006, up 61.6% from $294.0m in