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Enterprise Linux IT: Who's Patching Open Source? - Part 2

Jan 17, 2004, 11:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

"Companies that provide third-party support for open-source software can be divided into two groups, roughly speaking.

"In the first group are what could be called 'professional services companies'--those vendors who provide support for a specific platform. An example is Progeny, which now patches the versions of Red Hat the leading Linux vendor no longer supports.

"The second group is comprised of management companies--firms that build software to administer the open-source stack. An example is Covelent, which builds an application that provides a user interface to manage the full stack of open-source programs..."

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