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Are Cisco and Red Hat Getting Cozy?

Jun 11, 2008, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"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)..."

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