What Red Hat Has Done is Worth So Much More Than a Billion

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 29, 2012 9:41 PM EDT
Linux.com; By Jim Zemlin
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Red Hat is widely expected to crack a billion dollars in revenue in today’s earning call. This achievement will finally put to bed the argument that "nobody can make money with open source." I want to congratulate Red Hat for this incredible achievement. However, I would also like to use this occasion to show that there is significantly more at play here. It isn't just the billion dollars Red Hat is making with open source; there are many more reasons why Linux and open source are fundamental building blocks of the future:

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