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Red Hat at the Crossroads

Jan 18, 2008, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)

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"Linux vendor Red Hat is experiencing success and turmoil all at once, as the company, and perhaps the wider open source software industry experiences a period of profound change.

"Red Hat has a new chief executive, Jim Whitehurst, who has come from the unlikely background of Delta Airlines. The announcement, made just before Christmas, coincided with another significant rise in Red Hat's revenues, and came amid largely unsubstantiated rumours of discontent among developers in Red Hat's recently acquired JBoss division. Red Hat may be the biggest open source company in the world but it currently faces complex decisions as it chooses between its open source roots and growth in enterprise IT spending..."

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