Some fear the spike in open source investment is a sign that it might be a bubble about to burst; others say it backs up the model’s fundamental viability
Do people really still think that open Source is not a viable business model? People make money from Open Source, more so now than ever in the history of computing. The Open Source business model, under a good business administrator, can make money. I think what people tend to forget is that any business can fail if not tended to properly and if led by a weak and/or wavering administrator. The fact that more people are investing in and participating in businesses guided by Open Source ideals means that more people will fail and more people will lose money in the process. Just pure numbers, not the bursting of a bubble.