"As a sort of "welcome to the new neighborhood" column, I was
going to celebrate with a sneak peek at Red Hat 7.0. Alas, the
people in the scarlet chapeaus have threatened me with severe
punishment if I even breathe a word of what's under the hood. Since
I really enjoy writing with all ten digits in perfect working
order, I have opted out of discussing that topic."
"But the very strictly enforced non-disclosure agreement from
Red Hat raises an interesting question--when does a Linux company
get so big that by virtue of its size it starts behaving like the
company it and its peers swore it would never emulate? The last
time I saw an NDA like this was from Redmond when I was testing
"Face it, Red Hat and some of the other Linux companies, now
flush with wealth, fame, and influence in the computer and business
world, are starting to react in a perfectly human manner: they're
trying like heck to keep it."
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