CRN: Robert Young – Red Hat

Would you buy a car with the hood welded shut? That’s the
question Robert Young, co-founder and chief executive of Red Hat
Inc. asks resellers and customers alike when promoting the
company’s version of the open-source-code operating system

“You can open the hood of our car. You can either fix it
yourself, you can take it to your Uncle Joe up the street who knows
how to fix it, or you can take it to one of 10,000 other repair
shops across the country,” Young says.

“Buying a proprietary operating system is like buying a car that
only the dealer can fix, Young says. While not yet the General
Motors Corp. of the computer industry, Red Hat is working to
redefine the way software is developed and distributed.”