Red Hat CEO Explains Open Source Success

Red Hat(RHT_) CEO Jim Whitehurst said the company has been so successful in open source software because of its vast army of engineers and because it places support behind its releases.
“We have a team of engineers that are behind supporting open source, and we are able to monetize the support and customer service,” Whitehurst said in an interview Tuesday.
“Red Hat has been successful in open source where others have not because when we release a new system every two years, we pledge to support it for 10 years,” Whitehurst noted.

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