Red Hat is van plan om een vette pot geld in Sendmail en het Mozilla project te investeren, zo bericht ZDNet.
As part of an aggressive strategy to lock horns with Microsoft Corp., Red Hat Inc. is about to ramp up its campaign of acquisitions, partnerships and open-source community activism.
Two early targets: the Mozilla browser project and Sendmail Inc.
The Linux provider plans a major investment in Mozillawhich was created and funded by Netscape Communications Corp.possibly as early as next month to accelerate future browser development, said sources close to Red Hat. Since America Online Inc.'s acquisition last year of Netscape, a major upgrade to the browser has been fraught with delays, and now it lags behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
[...] An investment in Mozilla would help Red Hat on the desktop, where Linux has yet to significantly penetrate.