"Integration with the existing (proprietary) world and
expansion of its open-source offerings is the model for Red Hat
expansion. JBoss works just fine with Windows, and it should
continue to do so. Red Hat has partnered with Likewise to enable
Red Hat Enterprise Linux to be used with Microsoft's Active
Directory, and should continue to do so.
"In fact, Red Hat needs to seek more ways to integrate itself
into and hence infiltrate the Windows world. Red Hat can't grow
like it needs to by demanding that the world beat a path to its
open source-only solutions. It needs to give would-be buyers a
near-term "and" decision by integrating with customers' existing
environments and offering them incremental, open-source
alternatives to their existing technology investments. Through
things like its RHX program, Red Hat can offer enterprises a way to
move to full open-source solutions at their own pace, not Red
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