Red Hat Sees Lots of Green – Businessweek

Red Hat sells stability. Every couple of years, it takes a version of the ever-evolving Linux and freezes it in time. Its engineers then make sure that particular version of Linux works well with data center servers and software made by other companies. Customers pay a subscription fee, entitling them to updates and help with problems. “Our customers know that 150 or so engineers will stay with each version of the software for the next 10 years,” says Jim Whitehurst, the company’s chief executive officer. “We are the only ones who do that.”

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