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Red Hat Rubs Its Billion-Dollar Year In Bill Gates' Face (RHT)

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Dear Bill Gates, Glyn Moody, and Gartner analysts: it's time to eat crow. All of these folks predicted that Linux was overhyped and would never make serious money.  Now that Red Hat has officially posted more than a billion dollars in revenue, ($1.13 billion to be exact), the company's...
Red Hat Rubs Its Billion-Dollar Year In Bill Gates' Face (RHT)

Is It Really Fair To Say That Red Hat Is The First Billion Dollar Open Source Company?

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Nearly two years ago, we took part in a wider discussion over the question of why there was no billion dollar pure play open source company. Much of the discussion, not surprisingly, focused on Red Hat, seeing as it's the largest of the pure play open source companies, and some...
Is It Really Fair To Say That Red Hat Is The First Billion Dollar Open Source Company?

What’s Next for Linux as Red Hat Passes the $1 Billion Mark?

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Today Red Hat announced that it has become the first $1 billion open source company. Although it’s long been known that Red Hat would hit this milestone soon, it’s a major achievement in the history of Linux and open source. But it also raises the question of what’s next...
What’s Next for Linux as Red Hat Passes the $1 Billion Mark?

Should Hortonworks’ Hadoop foes finally be afraid?

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A little bird alerted me to a series of significant, but unannounced management changes at Hortonworks, the Hadoop startup that Yahoo spun off in June. The biggest is that co-founder Eric Baldeschwieler is no longer CEO but is now CTO. Former COO Rob Bearden is taking over the top executive...
Should Hortonworks’ Hadoop foes finally be afraid?

MySQL’s Marten Mickos becomes CEO of hybrid cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems

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Marten Mickos, former chief executive of open source database company MySQL, is moving to cloud computing startup Eucalyptus Systems, where he will serve as CEO. Mickos built MySQL into what seemed like the open source world’s biggest successes, with a $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008. But he...
MySQL’s Marten Mickos becomes CEO of hybrid cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems

MongoDB developers team with EdX open learning collaboration

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10gen, the company behind the MongoDB open-source "NoSQL" database, has teamed with EdX—the free online education collaboration between MIT, Harvard, and the University of California Berkeley—to bring MongoDB training to the Web and to accelerate the release of EdX's online learning platform as open source. In an interview with Ars...
MongoDB developers team with EdX open learning collaboration

Why IBM, Chipmakers Are Backing an Open Source Linux Company. Hint: Intel

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ARM, IBM, ST Ericsson, Samsung, Freescale and Texas Instruments are banding together to back a not-for-profit open source company, Linaro, which will develop tools, packages, processes and a Linux kernel (aka a core of component of the OS) that will run on any system-on-a-chip currently used by non PC-devices. They...
Why IBM, Chipmakers Are Backing an Open Source Linux Company. Hint: Intel

4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company

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Is Dell becoming an open source company? Yes, but it is not exactly being planned that way. It is bubbling up like most open source projects do. But in many respects the move to open source is also by design. Dell does not want to be a box maker anymore....
4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company

Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source Release

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Red Hat is getting set to take the wraps off the source code for OpenShift. The company announced today that it will release the OpenShift code at the Open Cloud Conference to take place in Sunnyvale, Calif., from April 30 through May 3. At the conference Red Hat will provide...
Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source Release

The Secret to Red Hat's Billion-Dollar Success: Everyone's The Boss (RHT)

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When Red Hat's new top strategy woman, Jackie Yeaney, joined the company six months ago, she hit culture shock. Red Hat is nothing like the military where she served as is an Air Force captain, she says. So it's not like the military structures of most big corporations where...
The Secret to Red Hat's Billion-Dollar Success: Everyone's The Boss (RHT)

10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

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Mr. Horowitz Earlier this week, 10gen, the promising AlleyCorp startup launched by DoubleClick cofounder Dwight Merriman, announced a new partnership with an eye toward helping developers who work with big data and cloud technologies. The boost in market share probably doesn't hurt either. 10gen both develops and sponsors the open...
10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

Management Tips From Red Hat's Crazy Culture Every Company Should Steal (RHT)

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As the world's first and only billion-dollar fully open source company, Red Hat has a unique corporate culture. The employees collectively have more power than any one person, even the CEO. No one is more aware of this than Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. He calls it a "meritocracy"...
Management Tips From Red Hat's Crazy Culture Every Company Should Steal (RHT)

This Wild Visionary Wants To Turn His Linux Company Into The Next Apple

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Sure Red Hat just crested the $1 billion-revenue mark with almost $150 million in profit while Canonical, maker of Ubuntu Linux, still isn't profitable after seven years in business. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says ... so what? He's got big plans for Canonical and he's trying to solve a...
This Wild Visionary Wants To Turn His Linux Company Into The Next Apple

SpringSource Acquires UK-based Open Source Company Rabbit Technologies

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Java application infrastructure and management solutions provider SpringSource, itself picked up by VMware last year, this morning announced the acquisition of Rabbit Technologies, an open source software company based in the UK. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but SpringSource says it will add the RabbitMQ open messaging...
SpringSource Acquires UK-based Open Source Company Rabbit Technologies

Psst…Here's A Technical Skill That's A Slam Dunk To Get You A Job (ORCL, IBM)

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Remember that line in the classic 1967 Dustin Hoffman film The Graduate where Mr. McGuire offered Benjamin one word of advice, "Plastics"?  If that movie was filmed in 2012, he would have said "MongoDB." Well, maybe he would have said "HTML5" but if he was offering two words of advice, the next...
Psst…Here's A Technical Skill That's A Slam Dunk To Get You A Job (ORCL, IBM)
MySQL Co-Founder Wants You To Pay Up For Open Source

Red Hat CEO Is Ready To Squash Microsoft, VMware, and Oracle (RHT)

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Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat has some fighting words for old-school software makers like Microsoft, VMware and Oracle. He wants them gone. Or at least, he wants their closed, proprietary software outta here. Now that Red Hat has become the first and only pure open-source company with a billion...
Red Hat CEO Is Ready To Squash Microsoft, VMware, and Oracle (RHT)
Linus Torvalds: The King of Geeks (And Dad of 3)

Red Hat CEO: We've Grown So Fast That Employees Spread This Crazy Rumor About Me (RHT)

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What does it feel like to be the CEO of a super-hot company as it crests the billion-dollar-revenue mark and grows to 5,000 employees? Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says that it's hard to notice the changes. Then something happens to make you realize you are the boss of a...
Red Hat CEO: We've Grown So Fast That Employees Spread This Crazy Rumor About Me (RHT)

The Open Source CEO: Jim Whitehurst

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If you read the Red Hat website, you’ll find pages describing their attitude toward open source, collaboration, and more. It reads pretty much like every other marketing spiel from every company online today. There’s something different about Red Hat, though: they actually believe this stuff. Not only do they believe...
The Open Source CEO: Jim Whitehurst

Looking For The Next $1 Billion Open Source Company

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It's been just under seven months since Red Hat became the world's first $1 billion open-source company. Now the question is who will follow suit and become the next open source company to hit this milestone? Before sorting through the list of likely candidates, it's important to define what we're...
Looking For The Next $1 Billion Open Source Company
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IT'S OFFICIAL: Red Hat Is The First Open Source Company To Top $1 Billion A Year (RHT)

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Red Hat announced $1.13 billion in annual revenue, up 25 percent from a year ago. This officially marks the first time a company that makes 100% of its living from open source products topped the billion-dollar mark. For the quarter ending February 29, Red Hat posted revenue of $297...
IT'S OFFICIAL: Red Hat Is The First Open Source Company To Top $1 Billion A Year (RHT)

Those 'Facebook For The Workplace' Tools Are Garbage, Says This CEO (RHT)

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"Everyone's talking about the importance of engaging employees, and the Facebook generation and collaboration tools. All of that is garbage … collaboration is a culture. It's not a set of tools," insists Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. Executives at other companies might tell human resources to go out and...
Those 'Facebook For The Workplace' Tools Are Garbage, Says This CEO (RHT)
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