"You can't honestly call someone a visionary very often. Bob
Young, chairman and founder of Red Hat, is one of the few you
"Sm@rt Partner recently had a chance to catch up with Young at
LinuxWorld and discuss the future of the industry. Here are his
thoughts on tomorrow."
"As important as Linux and open source have become, Young
doesn't jump to any conclusions. He is the first to say that to
predict anything about the future, you have to look at the whole
picture. About Linux itself, he says, "You have to look at the
broader trends in society, and you have to look at how your project
will fit into the times. Any project's success is 50 percent of the
work you put into it and 50 percent how well its fits into the
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