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itWorldCanada: Red Hat CEO on China Quest

Dec 17, 2004, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Schwankert)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"At Red Hat Inc.'s headquarters in North Carolina, a quote from Mahatma Gandhi adorns a wall: 'First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.' That seems appropriate for a company which started as a guerrilla movement among technophiles but has now blossomed into a full-blown conflict.

"Nowhere is that conflict fiercer than China. Red Hat's announcement in mid-November that it was opening an office in Beijing was 'three and a half years in the making,' according to the Linux firm's CEO, Chairman and President Matthew Szulik, a man who sounds like he's ready to rally the troops..."

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