"Red Hat Exchange (RHX) was a part of the hoopla surrounding Red
Hat's release of its next-generation Linux platform.
"The Exchange, which is expected to formally be launched on May
10 at the Red Hat Summit, is an effort to make it easier for end
users to get a myriad of third-party vendors' applications directly
from Red Hat. It also marks Red Hat's entry into a channel
development space that Novell is already in with its Market Start
program. Which approach is better all depends on whom you ask.
"'They're doing something we've already done and they're doing
it slightly differently,' Justin Steinman, Novell's director of
product marketing for Linux, told internetnews.com about RHX. 'I'd
actually submit they are doing it in a channel unfriendly
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