Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Red Hat

I ran into Redhat CEO Matt Szulik in the Atlanta airport yesterday. We chatted about how dramatically open source software has gone from "something kooky" to "yeah, of course", particularly in the financial sector. I know a bunch of guys in IBM's Linux groups whose mission in life is to "kill Sun in banks". Their weapon: Linux.

Matt also mentioned that adoption in Europe was very good, but middle America was still holding out. He was pleased with Microsoft's draconian License 6.0 as it has encouraged folks to reevaluate their relationship with that company, opening the door for Lintel systems.


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