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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Is Red Hat doing enough to reassure its customers that it remains focused on what it does and can stay ahead of its growing number of competitors? That's the question the open source Linux subscription company ought to be asking itself -- but is it?
We noted just a few weeks ago that Red Hat is coming under siege. Last October, Oracle decided to emulate Red Hat's business model by reselling Red Hat Linux and its eponymous database as a package, just as Red Hat (RH) sells both support for Enterprise Linux and JBoss' software stack, following its acquisition of the middleware vendor earlier in 2006.
More recently, Sun decided to throw down the gauntlet by announcing that a support package that makes open source Solaris half as expensive to run as RH's Linux. And just a few days ago, Marc Fleury, once boss of JBoss and now integrated into RH, quit the company.