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SearchOpenSource: OSBC Director: Linux, Open Source Profitable, Stable and on the Minds of CIOs

Oct 13, 2005, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

"In the past year, what has been the most influential OSS news to hit the headlines?

"Matt Asay: One that sticks out to me, and I'm not sure anyone would pick this automatically off hand, is that three companies--Red Hat, MySQL and JBoss--have absolutely proven you can make a profitable brand growing business from OSS. Red Hat has been on a $260 million run, MySQL is on a run to do $40 million, and I don't have the hard numbers on JBoss, but it is certainly similar to the MySQL rate..."

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