September 21 is a significant day for those of us who work and play in the world of free and open source software (FLOSS). Software Freedom Day, a global celebration of FLOSS falls on this date!
It is always pretty amazing: the choice to share software and see it built freely for its own sake has influenced innovation within IT for over three decades. Technologies like cloud computing, big data, containers… these all were successful not in spite of FLOSS, but because of it.
Out commitment to free software has never wavered at Red Hat. It is ingrained in the very fabric of our culture, and we enjoy celebrating this fact every day.
We hope you can take some time today to mark the occasion, and enjoy the successes and relationships you have made while working with free software. I know we are!
About the author
Brian Proffitt is a Manager within Red Hat's Open Source Program Office, focusing on content generation, community metrics, and special projects. Brian's experience with community management includes knowledge of community onboarding, community health, and business alignment. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2014, he was a technology journalist with a focus on Linux and open source, and the author of 22 consumer technology books.