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CRN: Robert Young - Red Hat

Nov 10, 1999, 19:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Keating)

"Would you buy a car with the hood welded shut? That's the question Robert Young, co-founder and chief executive of Red Hat Inc. asks resellers and customers alike when promoting the company's version of the open-source-code operating system Linux."

"You can open the hood of our car. You can either fix it yourself, you can take it to your Uncle Joe up the street who knows how to fix it, or you can take it to one of 10,000 other repair shops across the country," Young says.

"Buying a proprietary operating system is like buying a car that only the dealer can fix, Young says. While not yet the General Motors Corp. of the computer industry, Red Hat is working to redefine the way software is developed and distributed."

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