"OLinux:Could you explain Red Hat strategy
towards building alliances with companies Like IBM and
Erik Troan:Alliances have always been a
key part of Red Hat's strategy. We believe in building
relationships around open source and our services, and we have
partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry in order
to bring their resources and credibility to open source."
"OLinux: What kind of customers use Red Hat's
services and Red Hat Linux?
Erik Troan: Our capabilities run the entire
computing spectrum from servers and high availability clustering to
embedded devices and handhelds. We have server enterprise customers
such as Home Depot and Toyota as well embedded customers such as
Sony, Ericcson and Samsung."
"OLinux: Tell us about the new Red Hat's
support services? Will services become the main revenue stream in
Red hat balance sheet? What is the current service/total
Erik Troan: Service and subscription to our
services are a key part of our revenue stream, which we've already
communicated to the Street. We have also just announced the Red Hat
Network, which is a secure Internet service for the deployment and
management of networks of Red Hat Linux systems. Every Red Hat
Linux system, from the set-top box to the developer workstation to
the Internet server, becomes more reliable, useful, and secure when
it is connected to Red Hat Network."