There are a lot of open source projects that are starting to attract big dollars. Drupal has recently pulled in $7 million and MySQL was just purchased by Sun for $1 billion. And now WordPress has attracted $29.5 million.
This is an exciting transition for these entities that have produced tremendous software that we have been using for years. This blog is powered by WordPress, we have developed several sites using Drupal and all of our database driven projects have used MySQL. This open source stuff has enabled us and millions of others to produce powerful sites at a fraction of the cost that would be required if we had used proprietary software or built everything from scratch.
It will be interesting to see how this influx of money will transform these projects.