"But other "magic pixie dust" appears. Polish. Documentation.
Enterprise acceptance. And more.
"Was Linux hurt by Red Hat's involvement? Hardly. Linux has
thrived in tandem with Red Hat's prominent role in developing the
"For those that think community-based support is the way to go,
consider CentOS, a clone of Red Hat Enteprrise Linux. CentOS
recently had its leader go AWOL. While the situation was eventually
resolved, a serious vendor like Red Hat mitigates the vagaries of
community whims, like Red Hat's Alan Cox deciding to stop working
on tty development."