SearchOpenSource: OSBC Director: Linux, Open Source Profitable, Stable and on the Minds of CIOs

In the past year, what has been the most influential
OSS news to hit the headlines?

Matt Asay: One that sticks out to me, and I’m
not sure anyone would pick this automatically off hand, is that
three companies–Red Hat, MySQL and JBoss–have absolutely proven
you can make a profitable brand growing business from OSS. Red Hat
has been on a $260 million run, MySQL is on a run to do $40
million, and I don’t have the hard numbers on JBoss, but it is
certainly similar to the MySQL rate…”

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