A hundred thousand thanks for a billion, anyway
Posted Apr 3, 2012 7:10 UTC (Tue) by ringerc
Parent article: Whitehurst: A billion thanks to the open source community from Red Hat
... which is still not bad at all, thanks RH. $100,000 (0.1%) may not seem like much, but that's revenue not profit; it's before costs. 0.1% of revenue can be a huge chunk out of operating profits.
Not only that, but Red Hat also employs a lot of important devs across the whole stack from kernel & drivers right through to middleware platforms and high level integration tools. That's a huge and ongoing contribution. Sure, it's commercially motivated, but that makes it no less awesome.
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