Over at CNET, Matt Asay interviews new Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst
. Many will be as surprised as Asay at the free/open source software ideals coming from someone with seemingly no connection to that world. Whitehurst comes from Delta Airlines. "Red Hat appealed to me. Red Hat is different. By doing well as a company at Red Hat, we are doing good. Open source is a way to focus on the customer, letting us grow, succeed, and change the technology landscape...all while doing something that is fundamentally good. Fighting for open standards and open formats. These things will change society. I'm thrilled to be here.
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