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Week 09 (Tutorial) Case Study – Red Hat About Red Hat Red Hat   (www.redhat.com)  is the leader in   development ,   deployment and   management   of   Linux   and   open   source   solutions   for   Internet  infrastructure—ranging from embedded devices to secure Web servers. Red Hat was founded in 1994 by   visionary entrepreneurs   Bob Young  and  Marc Ewing . Open   source   is   the   foundation   of   Red   Hat's   business   model .   It  represents a  fundamental shift  –  openness transparency collaboration in how software is created. The code that makes up the software is  available and free  to anyone, not  only to developers. Thus, the result is  rapid innovation . Red Hat solutions   combine Red Hat Linux, developer and embedded  technologies training management   services technical support . [Source: Red Hat, Inc] What is Open Source? All software is built with source code.  Open source  means the code can be  seen and changed to anyone. In   the   proprietary   model ,   development   occurs   within   one   company.  Programmers write code, hide it behind binaries, charge customers to use and  maintain the software. No one ever has to know how bad and limited the  Prepared by: Bavy Li Page 1 of 6 ECS – Case Study (Red Hat)
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Week 09 (Tutorial) software   really   is.   The   problem   worsens   when   users   become   tied   to   a  company's protocols and file formats. Then they are hooked. It is called the  addiction model of software procurement ”. That's why open source is happened to appear. It returns control to the  customer. The code is open and users can see it, change it, and learn from it.  Bugs  are more quickly found and fixed by the public. Users can choose their  favourite vendors without overhauling their infrastructure. That means:   No   more arbitrary pricing .   No more technology lock-in No more monopolies . It is believed that open source simply creates better software, not just within  one company, but among an Internet-connected and worldwide community.  Generally, larger open source projects have a  complex leadership structure These leaders oversee a process that collects software submitted by the open  source community, then integrate the software, test it, and decide whether or  not to include it in an upcoming release. Red Hat
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