InfoWorld: Linux vendor Red Hat gains big-name investors

“Red Hat Software got a financial boost Tuesday when it received
equity investments from some major industry leaders — including
Compaq, IBM, Novell, and Oracle — that will help the Linux
distributor bring the open-source OS to those companies’ customers
more rapidly.”

“Although financial terms of these agreements were not
disclosed, officials did say that Compaq, IBM, Novell, and Oracle
will take minority equity positions in Red Hat.”

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