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Open Source: An Open Question for Red Hat and Others

Aug 19, 2008, 20:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Ricadela)

"Still, the market is polarizing into open-source haves and have-nots. IBM sells billions of dollars worth of hardware, middleware, and IT services associated with Linux each year, says Inna Kuznetsova, the company's director of Linux strategy. And Oracle has made Linux an important platform for running its database and applications. Yet sellers of Linux tech support are often left in the lurch as companies pay for support only for the servers that run important corporate databases and applications, while choosing free versions of the software for Web servers, which are far greater in number."

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