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Red Hat CEO Likens Company to Facebook, Wikipedia in Collaborative Innovation

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, finishing his second year as head honcho of the world's most commercially successful open-source software company, told eWEEK Aug. 18 that he believes his company is as innovative within the world's IT business culture as Facebook and Wikipedia are in the Internet culture.
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Apache Makes its First $420 Million

Others and I have made much of VMware's acquisition of SpringSource for $420 million, but one crucial point has been overlooked: this is the first big acquisition of a company that depends on the Apache license.
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Red Hat Celebrates Its 10-year IPO Anniversary

Ten years ago today on August 11, 1999, Red Hat saw its shares triple in an initial public offering that ushered in a new era of commercial open-source prosperity.
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IDC: Open Source Revenues to Almost Triple by 2013

The open source software industry has an unlikely benefactor--it turns out that the global recession is one of the best friends that open source can have as businesses from large to small that are looking to save money have been opening their IT shop doors wide and giving it a try.
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VMware Puts Squeeze on Red Hat with SpringSource Buy

I've been writing a lot lately about SpringSource, largely because it has demonstrated a big vision (nothing less than the redefinition of the application server and an end-to-end application story), and so I wasn't terribly surprised today to see VMware buy SpringSource for $420 million.
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