Novell, Sun, and Red Hat: Three degrees of open source
Apr 23, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)
"Only Red Hat has managed to thrive as an open-source company
while achieving significant scale of revenues.
"Open source, it turns out, proves to be a much easier business
strategy for upstarts than incumbents: it's hard to thrive on
open-source prices unless your business is architected from the
ground up to do so.
"No incumbent technology vendor yet has managed to successfully
transform itself into an open-source player, though Sun has tried,
and sometimes to very good effect, as its vice president of
Lifecycle Marketing, Zack Urlocker, has written."