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The man Who Wears the Red Hat

Oct 16, 2008, 09:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pratima Harigunani)

"The power of OS is in maximizing community and collaboration. Sun controls the major part of development realm. I don't know, in that light, how exactly they make the model work. We are hundred per cent OS that leads to greater strategic clarity.

"The idea of economics of abundance again comes to discussion here. We don't control Linux. But getting the constant changes that happen on the development front, as upstream as possible is the real thing. There was once a need for a real-time kernel by banks and financial services customers. Novell already had it but they never got it upstream, so when we did that upstream, they had to abandon theirs. The whole Linux later moved in that direction."

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