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Alan Cox Leaves Red Hat, Suggesting Company's Future Direction

Dec 26, 2008, 12:03 (2 Talkback[s])
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"I suspect the impetus for the change has much to do with Cox's interest in the "low-level stuff" that Intel needs, and Red Hat much less so. Implicit in Cox's note is an indication of where Red Hat is going: up the stack.

"This shift will not happen overnight, but it very clearly has been happening. From the JBoss acquisition to Red Hat Exchange, Red Hat has slowly but surely been moving ever closer to applications. This makes sense for Red Hat as it seeks to increase its relevance (and deal size) to the enterprise, selling solutions rather than just cheap bits."

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