At the heart of all software is source code–the programs that perform basic functions. With open source software, this code is protected by a special license that ensures everyone has access to that code. That means no one company can fully own it. Freedom means choice. Choice means power.
That's why we believe open source is inevitable. It returns control to the customer. You can see the code, change it, learn from it. Bugs are quickly found and quickly fixed. And when customers don't like how one vendor is serving them, they can choose another without overhauling their infrastructure. No more technology lock-in. No more monopolies.
We believe the open source model builds higher quality, more secure, more easily integrated software. And it does it at a vastly accelerated pace–often at a lower cost.Red Hat can help you do more with lessOpen source spans platforms, middleware and applications. From data center to desktop. We help enterprises take full advantage of the capability and cost savings of open source-letting them do more with the technology they already have.The subscription model allows Red Hat to have a mutually beneficial, cyclical relationship with customers:
The benefits of choosing Red Hat
Red Hat is a leading contributor to the development of open source software. In fact, as noted by a couple of recent surveys, Red Hat is the leading corporate contributor to the most important open source project of all, the Linux kernel. Because Red Hat is the largest corporate contributor to the kernel, and able to influence features and strategy, this is an area where Red Hat is well-positioned.A huge ecosystem of hardware and software partners offer both services and certified solutions, in collaboration with the industry leader. This powerful combination provides:
Why Red Hat Open Source
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