Red Hat's state of the union

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As much as I may say the open-source and proprietary software worlds are converging, in terms of business models, Red Hat continues to resist and to stand largely alone in its resolution to deliver value unmitigated by proprietary licensing.

In a state-of-the-union address on Monday, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst calls out the Red Hat difference and points to one key area in which the consuming open-source community can become a contributing open-source community:

I've met with customers and partners all over the world during the past 13 months and have heard great stories about companies who are not only consumers of Red Hat and open source, but who have also contributed back.

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