Blog Archive - April 2009



Old World and New World Software Patent Problems

Today Red Hat took its efforts to confront the problem of software patents to new ground by filing a brief with the European Patent Office. The brief explains that software patents hinder software innovation, and that there is a sound legal basis not to expand availability of such patents in...

 

Empowering Partners

We’ve already established that you can grow revenues by investing in an open source practice. Take a look at our most recent earnings which happen to be a bright spot in the down economy. Our message is resonating with customers: carve costs out of the datacenter and bring value in. Our channel...

 

Fedora 11 Preview

Just a month on the heels of the Fedora 11 Beta, the Fedora Project released the Fedora 11 Preview yesterday, the last in its line of public test releases leading up to the general availability of Fedora 11, which is scheduled for official release on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. The preview release...

 

Fighting Bad Patents with Good Prior Art

This week the Open Invention Network, of which Red Hat is a founding member, opened a new chapter with its Linux Defenders project to address patent threats against open source. Yesterday, OIN posted three of the patents that Microsoft asserted in a recent lawsuit against TomTom. OIN is inviting...

 

Some Sunshine on Shadowy Patent Threats: A Reaction to Microsoft v. TomTom

Red Hat is pleased to endorse the growing movement within the free and open source community of gathering prior art to undermine invalid software patents. We’re particularly pleased that Open Invention Network’s Linux Defenders has now invited scrutiny of the three patents that Microsoft used in...

 

Do You Know an Exceptional RHCE?

If you haven’t heard, RHCE turned 10 in 2009 – a definite cause for a year-long celebration! To date there are nearly 40,000 RHCEs across the globe. RHCE certification is one of the largest performance-based Linux certification programs. As increasing numbers of companies migrate to open source,...

 

Red Hat Announces Open Source Cloud Computing Forum

Today, we released a call for suggested presentations for our upcoming Open Source Cloud Computing Forum. With the current buzz surrounding cloud computing, we feel that it’s the right time for the open source vendor, developer and customer community to get together and discuss the future of open...

 

Red Hat Sets New Industry Benchmark Performance Records

The dust is starting to settle around last week’s Intel Xeon 5500 series processor “Nehalem-EP” launch, in which Red Hat was a prominent partner. Intel called it their “most revolutionary server processors since…the Intel Pentium Pro processor 15 years ago.” The proof may be in the large number...

 

Red Hat Training and Certification Top IDC Analysis

Red Hat strives to arm those working closely with our products and technologies with the highest skillset possible. Our certifications are earned when a user demonstrates the ability to solve and perform real world tasks in a rigorous performance-based exam. As a result, Red Hat certifications...

 

Red Hat Information Technology Objectives

The Red Hat fiscal year (FY10) has just started and as I’ve done in the past, I’d like to share our Information Technology objectives for the coming year. In many ways, they are similar to those we set for last year. As a general theme, we are focusing on a smaller number of objectives in...

 
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