Blog Archive - July 2008



Strengthening Open Source Support Networks Through Red Hat Exchange

Making customers successful using open source technologies is the mission of open source software vendors. High quality support is crucial to successful long-term relationships between vendors and their customers. However, support is rarely provided in a vacuum and often involves software outside...

 

Where’s Red Hat This August?

North America August is heating up for Red Hat with another busy schedule of events. Continuing our efforts in the government sector, Red Hat will be participating in two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Cyber Security Awareness Days this month. The one-day events will provide an opportunity...

 

Zimbra Leverages Red Hat Exchange to Navigate License Issue

Red Hat Exchange (RHX) has been working with its partners to extend the enterprise open source community by bringing more of our partners’ software into Fedora and EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux). Zimbra has long seen the value of making its software easily accessible by the large...

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 Released Today

Today we released the seventh update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, marking the point where Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 enters the autumn of its life cycle. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is now marching toward the Production 2 life cycle phase — formerly known as the “Transition” or “Deployment”....

 

Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Improved Through Enhanced Product Life Cycle

LifeCycle A recent blog accompanying the release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 update discussed the value of the life cycle of Enterprise Linux. And in June, during a presentation at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, we mentioned our plans to improve the current life cycle in an effort to...

 

Fedora Phones Home: Fedora Talk and Other Updates From the Community

If you didn’t get to attend FUDCon last month, the community made several exciting announcements including the availability of Fedora Talk, the new Fedora telephony system. Based on the free VoIP project Asterisk, Fedora Talk allows Fedora contributors to use any standard VoIP hardware or...

 

Patent Lawsuits and Settlements

Since the settlement of the Firestar lawsuit last month, we’ve been asked to explain why Red Hat settled the case, rather than fighting to invalidate the patent at issue in the lawsuit. The news some days back that the Patent Office had issued an initial, non-final action rejecting the claims in...

 

Red Hat Announces Government Advisory Board

Red Hat’s government team today announced its new Government Advisory Board, a panel of public sector technology industry experts who will provide strategic advice to help the government team continue its rapid growth trend. The advisory board, which will meet on a quarterly basis, is comprised...

 

A Reader’s Guide to the Firestar Settlement

Last month, we announced that Red Hat had settled a patent infringement case with an agreement that was significant in fashioning a new model for protection for the open source community. In the agreement, we obtained coverage not only for Red Hat, but also for upstream and downstream members of...

 

First Quarter Earnings Reflections for Red Hat’s Fiscal Year 2009

On June 25, we reported the results for Red Hat’s first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009, which began at the start of March 2008. Initial street reaction to our announcement ranged from “Solid Results” to “In-Line.” There were two downgrades based on relative valuation, but these analysts remain...

 
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