July 22, 2009, 1:45 pm
When Red Hat had its IPO in 1999, many (myself included) saw it as the real coming of age of Linux. While there is little doubt that IPO was a big event for Red Hat and Linux, perhaps an even more important one from a milestone point of view will officially occur this Friday.
As of Friday July 24, Red Hat will join the S&P 500 index.
In my opinion this is a major milestone for Red Hat and for Linux…