Red Hat: ‘We Spend Over $100 Million a Year to Advance Linux’

Article Source The Open Road
July 28, 2009, 11:17 am

Matthew Szulik, Red Hat’s former CEO and current chairman, has been in semi-retirement for the past two years, but you’d never know it from listening to his interview with the BBC’s Peter Day. Szulik, ever the revolutionary, talks up open source’s opportunity to disrupt conventional software and promote social reform.

As he does so, however, he inadvertently describes Red Hat’s winning open-source business model as directly parallel to the Web 2.0 business models deployed by Google and others. While this isn’t surprising (I’ve written about it before), it was the first time I’ve heard Red Hat state it so baldly…

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