"I recently had lunch with a friend from Red Hat. Suffice it to
say, it was rather revelatory. At some point, the conversation
drifted to rPath and how they split off because Red Hat 'couldn't
afford to please the diehards'--they had to make money, and the
only way to do this was by ignoring the 'diehards.' This Red Hatter
then went on to talk about how they couldn't just continue to give
stuff away, they had to charge for it, yadda yadda--pretty standard
stuff we've heard from Red Hat for a while now. It then occurred to
me how Red Hat continues to get it wrong in the marketplace--they
still think it's about engaging in solid business practices in
spite of the resistance of the GNU diehards..."
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