Sala Magazine heeft een artikeltje in elkaar geklust over de (te?) sterke positie van Red Hat in de markt van Linux distributies. Hier heb je een hap:
Still, now more than ever before, Red Hat is facing pointed scrutiny, and not just from loudmouth programmers trolling online discussion forums. Red Hat's competitors are also asking questions. Does Red Hat support efforts to create a common standard for Linux? Or does its high-profile employment of top "inner circle" Linux hackers give the company an unfair advantage in determining just what that standard is? Is Red Hat purposely making it hard for other distribution vendors to keep up? Is it positioning itself to be the single dominant player in a market that prides itself on its wild diversity?
Judging from a close look at the evidence, the answers to these questions are mixed: Yes, Red Hat is striving as best it can to gain a competitive advantage, but no, it is no Microsoft. And it may well never be -- as long as the code stays free.