"There was a time some years ago when Red Hat used to be
contemptuously referred to as 'the Microsoft of the Linux
industry.' How the times have changed!
"Today, Red Hat is considered a good citizen of the open source
community and while it has its detractors, it is widely
acknowledged as the one company which has made a big contribution
to spreading the use of Linux in the enterprise. The company's
community project, Fedora, has also helped its profile..."