November 26, 2007
Bob Young and the Rise of Red Hat Software
One of the most fascinating stories in the technology sector has been the challenge posed by open-source giant Linux to Microsoft's dominance of the market for operating system software. One of the key players in the rise of Linux is Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat Software, the largest distributor of the Linux operating system. Young's creative resolution of a crucial strategic dilemma was the event that put Red Hat Ã¢â¬â and Linux Ã¢â¬â on the path to profit and power in the marketplace.