What Red Hat Has To Say About Open Source
Right from the head honcho himself, CEO Jim Whitehurst, is his latest take on how basically Open Source is running the show but still not the main event or even gets top billing on the marquis. Here's what he had to say ...
“One of the key reasons is we’re finally seeing componentization happening. More innovation will happen first in open source and that’s a radical change from even five years ago.”
If you're wondering if that's a real word it is. Essentially Open Source will become the default platform ... eventually. Like he says in this next quote.
“Open source has gone mainstream … open source is the default choice of the next generation IT architecture. The decisions we make over the next few years [are critical] … if we have a new architecture with an old business model it still does not get us there. This will be a battle. Openness, standardization, commoditization is not done and it’s a battle we’ll continue to fight over the next few years"
Hopefully though, if you're looking at factors like Linux and open source is driving the next generation information economy and that open source has become the default choice for next generation IT architectures then it shouldn't be a bloody or terribly long, drawn out battle. Obstacles like vendors holding a kung-fu grip on code and distribution is where the war is being waged but one can hope that it won't be too arduous a fight.