Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Red Hat CEO: Open Source is Not Just About Cost

Filed under
Linux
OSS

Red Hat is a company that generates over $1 billion a year in revenues from open source software. It should come as no surprise then, that the CEO of Red Hat sees being open as the key to innovation.

In the beginning of the open source era, however, incremental innovation was the norm. For example, many initially viewed Linux as a better implementation of Unix and MySQL, as an incremental innovation of a database.

With the emergence of cloud, Whitehurst argued that all of the core innovations are coming from open source, except for one.

"Name an innovation that isn't happening in open source - other than Azure," Whitehurst said.

more hrere




More in Tux Machines

Voyager 9 Linux Distro Enters Development, Now Based on Debian 9 "Stretch"

The developers of the Voyager Linux OS announced the availability of the first Beta build of the upcoming Voyager 9 release, which will be based on the soon-to-be-announced Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system. Read more

Black Lab Linux Gets First Weekly ISOs, Adds Linux Kernel 4.8 from Ubuntu 16.10

Earlier this week, we told you that Black Lab Software, the developers of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux distribution, published the roadmap of the next Black Lab Linux releases. Read more

Games for GNU/Linux

Linux 4.9.13

I'm announcing the release of the 4.9.13 kernel. All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.9.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.9.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.4.52 Linux 4.10.1