"When Red Hat kicks off its big customer summit June 18 in
Boston, the open source giant will bring along a rather large--and
surprising--date: Cisco Systems Inc. Why does Cisco plan to hang
out at one of the open source industry's largest events? The VAR
Guy has a few hunches.
"Over the past year or so, Cisco has begun a quiet
metamorphosis. During meetings with The VAR Guy in 2006, Cisco
could barely utter the term 'open source,' and company insiders
weren't familiar with industry players like Canonical, SugarCRM or
MySQL (since acquired by Sun Microsystems)..."