"Open-source companies that rely on providing support for
revenue rather than software licenses are hoping to make more money
with online services such as the Red Hat Network."
"Red Hat Network, which was announced Monday, helps Linux
customers maintain and upgrade their systems, tasks which typically
are difficult and costly, particularly given the rapid pace of
open-source development. Red Hat will use its new network either to
notify customers about new software versions or upgrades or to
install them automatically and remotely over the Internet...."
"Red Hat is offering Red Hat Network as a subscription service,
charging fees of $9.95 per month for individuals, $400 per year per
system for small businesses and $500 per year per system for large
corporations. Unlike similar services from companies that offer
proprietary software, Red Hat Network supports Linux systems across
all platforms running all types of applications."