January 25, 2008
How Red Hat Became a Linux Market Leader
Bob Young saw in the 1990s that the two dominant models in existence were profoundly flawed. On one hand, there was the classical proprietary-software model employed by big players such Microsoft and Oracle. They sold their clients only the operating software, not the source code. All enhancements and modifications were in the hands of the software maker. On the other hand was the free software model.