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Linux Powers Red Hat Over $1 Billion - Why Open Source Matters

Mar 28, 2012, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"In the proprietary world, software vendors make their money from the bits, Red Hat doesn't. Red Hat's model is all about support and adding value to the bits with services. It's a model that 10 years ago seemed odd to some, but Red Hat has proven them wrong haven't they?

At various points in time, Microsoft, Sun/Oracle and even other Linux vendors have attacked Red Hat and tried to steal or erode their share. To date, those efforts have had little success on Red Hat's bottom line.

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