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Red Hat CEO: From the economic rubble, open source will emerge stronger

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| In August Red Hat posted second quarter revenue 29 percent higher than the
| same quarter a year ago, while its subscription revenue also enjoyed
| double-digit growth to beat analysts’ estimates. Whitehurst said that while
| predictions of a recession will likely mean fewer new projects, the economic
| benefits of going open source are already encouraging proprietary customers
| to switch.
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/inde...pid;1968336438

Q&A: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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| In this candid interview with ZDNet.com.au, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst
| discusses why he thinks rival VMWare will fail, how the financial crisis will
| be good for open source, and why cloud computing will be the future.
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/insight/soft...9292691,00.htm


Yesterday:

Red Hat Exchange Doubles Quarterly Bookings, Boosts Zimbra and MySQL

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| The VAR Guy thought Red Hat Exchange — an online store the software company
| launched last year — would be an overnight hit. It wasn’t. But after some
| tinkering, Red Hat Exchange (RHX) seems to be taking off — and giving
| partners like MySQL and Zimbra a lift as well. In fact, the site’s bookings
| doubled in Red Hat’s most recent quarter, The VAR Guy has learned. Here’s how
| Red Hat got RHX on track.
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http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/10/17/...bra-and-mysql/


Recent:

Red Hat: Crisis to boost open source

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| The global economic crisis would provide a boost for open source software,
| Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst claimed during a visit to Sydney this
| week.
|
| Whitehurst, who stopped over down under as part of a tour of the Asia-Pacific
| region, said in an interview with ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet Australia
| that the crisis would cause companies to consolidate their technology
| infrastructure and reduce spending.
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...2047208,00.htm


No Recession at Red Hat

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| It is flattering to be mentioned, Mr. Whitehurst said, but he noted that
| corporate customers and the industry benefit from what he called Red
| Hat’s “Switzerland status” — not being a province of one of the major powers
| in the technology industry.
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0...on-at-red-hat/


Microsoft sees slide in profits

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7366106.stm
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