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Red Hat Chief Calls for Open Source Missionary Work

Jun 19, 2008, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Austin Modine)

"Customers who remain only halfhearted open source converts aren't doing enough for Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.

"At his opening keynote at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Whitehurst said the company needs to start preaching to its customers to share their internally developed code with others.

"'The vast majority of software written today is written in enterprise and not for resale,' he said. 'And the vast majority of that is never actually used. The waste in IT software development is extraordinary...'"

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