"Yesterday afternoon, Red Hat, Inc. announced that James
Whitehurst would be taking over for Matthew Szulik as chief
executive. This is important open source news because Red Hat is by
far the largest company practicing open source as its primary
business. (Disclaimer: I am a Red Hat executive.)
"Already the press has characterized Jim as 'an airline guy,'
and I'd like to make a point that these other reporters refuse to
acknowledge: Jim was an open source guy before he was an airline
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