Red Hat is the open source company of the decade
We are way past asking how anyone can make money with free, visible software. Many companies do.
So it’s time to ask what makes you a leader in this business. How do you generate the most money from free, visible software. How do you stay ahead of a pack that has access to the same raw material you do?
The answer turns out to be the same as in any business. Scaled resources. Just as the big mining company is going to have the biggest machines, you scale programming resources to bring in the big bucks from open source software.