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The Red Hat Way
You can count on collaboration
Chance favors the connected mind. And today, we're more connected than ever. One hunch leads to another. Interest gathers, efforts compound, obstacles are overcome, improvements accumulate.
Eureka moments don’t drive progress. Collaboration drives progress. It always has and always will.
When development is distributed, the risk of failure goes down.
Red Hat technologies are developed in close collaboration with customers, partners, and communities. And when Red Hat takes responsibility for open source technology by testing, hardening, securing, and supporting it, every customer shares the same level of assurance.
Open source communities are the source of our strength. But we can’t just take—we must participate and pay it back in code, commitment, and connections.
Communities include companies. Most enterprise IT experts are deeply involved in the upstream communities of the technologies they know best. And communities don’t just contribute innovation, they grow and develop innovators.
Red Hat believes that software patents impede innovation in software development and discourage open source innovation.
Red Hat representatives have addressed these issues before the National Academies of Science, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the European Union, and the U.S. Department of Justice. We reluctantly maintain a portfolio of software patents for defensive purposes.