Anthony Awtrey wonders
"I wonder how this will affect their relationship with IBM since it
looks to complete somewhat with WebSphere."
"Red Hat Inc., best known as a distributor of the
upstart Linux operating system, is branching out. The company is
set to announce on Friday the Red Hat E-Commerce suite, a
cornerstone of its strategy to concentrate not only on Linux, a
competitor of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows and other operating
systems, but also on other 'open-source' software tools.
"The individual pieces of Red Hat's suite, which includes the
Apache Secure Webserver, an open-source database called PostgreSQL
and Red Hat Linux itself, are thus available for free on the
Internet. A central component of the suite, Akopia's Interchange
e-commerce platform, came to Red Hat when it bought the open-source
developer earlier this year."