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Is Red Hat Doing Its Part to Win the 'Open Source' War?

Jul 07, 2007, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"Should you believe Red Hat's claims that its new Exchange marketplace for 'open source business applications' contains nothing but open source business applications? We say 'no'--since not even Red Hat appears to have a good answer for this question.

"So far, Red Hat has filled its Exchange, also known as RHX, with software from numerous companies, including SugarCRM, Zimbra, and Alfresco. In posting their wares to the exchange, these software makers have given Red Hat permission to lead sales and provide support. Ultimately, all the vendors involved celebrate RHX as a way of boosting the sale of open source software to small and mid-sized businesses..."

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