When you think of Linux, one of the first phrases that comes to mind is “Red Hat.” When people look to give examples of successful open source businesses, Red Hat is always (rightfully) at the top of the list. They are one of the few (if not only) companies of size that don’t hold back the good bits (e.g. “open core”) and invest heavily in many, many upstream open source projects.
The company also boasts an impressive roster of talent, past and present, who care deeply about open source and making the world a better place for users, system administrators, and developers.
Today, I’m going to have the privilege of joining them – and I’m really excited and optimistic about the possibilities.