InfoWorld: Red Hat launching Linux subscription services networkSep 21, 2000, 20:24 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)
"Calling it one of the most significant announcements in its short history, Red Hat on Monday will unveil Red Hat Network, an Internet-based subscription service that will deliver open-source software innovations, upgrades, and security features direct to developers and users."
"Some of the key features of the network, which will be part of all Red Hat services offerings by December of this year, include: customizable update management services that keep systems secure during rapid open-source development cycles; use of Red Hat's RPM Package Manager for packaging source code into source and binary forms; and a number of support services from experts across the open source community."
"The Red Hat Network is a connection between the user's machine and Red Hat, where customers can receive a managed stream of innovation coming down the pipe. They also have access to a variety of management services such as security, performance, and system health monitoring," said Paul McNamara, vice president of Products and Platforms at Red Hat, based in Durham, N.C."
"With some functional similarities to the online data base jointly announced by IBM, Microsoft, and Ariba earlier this month, the Red Hat Network will serve as a central warehouse where developers can register information on their hardware and software systems, enabling other developers to better pursue joint projects."