Red Hat goes from strength to strength.
I was talking with some senior guys from Red Hat last week about their potential move beyond platforms towards solutions. We were actually discussing collaboration solutions. There view at the time was that their focus was to take what was available in the Open Source community and productionise it. Its interesting therefore to see them release an application server. When you look at the potential though to address the collaboration market Red Hat would do well to consider packaging a solution for email, IM, document management etc. At the moment they ship the bits, but the bits don’t make a solution. If you look at a previous post about Microsoft and their, “integrated innovation”, marketting there is probably as much scope if not more to do the same thing in the Open Source world. Start thinking Solution guys, you seem to have Platforms and Component packaging fairly well sown up.