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internetnews.com: Red Hat Looks Beyond Linux

Sep 23, 2003, 17:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

"Red Hat plotted a new course for its future Tuesday as it declared plans to develop a full open-source architecture that integrates platform, infrastructure and management technologies.

"The plan is a new direction for the company, which until now has focused primarily on delivering an enterprise-ready version of the Linux operating system. Now Red Hat said it has listened to the community, technology round-tables and customers, leading it to commit to developing a standards-based open source infrastructure that focuses on management and applications support across multiple hardware environments.

"Red Hat stressed that the architecture will be modular, giving Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs) and open source communities an opportunity to participate and collaborate in the creation of the architecture, while minimizing the potential for vendor lock-in..."

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