"So the rumours were true: Linux distributor Red Hat has
confirmed it is to buy Cygnus for $674 million."
"The move follows on the heels of attempts to buy service
and support specialist Linuxcare and fellow open source OS
"These, at least, are clear. Now Red Hat has IPO'd, it has
plenty of paper money with which to entice the owners of other
Linux companies. If Red Hat is to grow and prosper as a business --
and that has to be its goal, otherwise why bother with an IPO? --
it needs to expand in improve its ability to generate first revenue
and then profit."
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