AOL in Negotiations to Acquire Red Hat
20 Jan 2002 11:05:14 -0500
Yeah; I was going to mention that but decided against it because it's
just not as well known, unless you read photo.net ;)
On Sun, 2002-01-20 at 11:06, Owen Byrne wrote:
> > <shrug> Again, I'm not a big fan of AOL, but neither Moz nor Winamp are
> > particularly bloated with AOL ads; Moz (to the best of my knowledge)
> > doesn't have any of them at all. AOL's overall track record with regard
> > to free projects is in fact typically quite good.
> > Of course, because it is perceived as a soul stealer (and in some ways
> > it definitely is, even if it pays well) lots and lots of Red Hat people
> > will leave. And that is what will kill RH, much more than any action AOL
> > actually takes after a purchase.
> > Luis
> aolserver (http://www.aolserver.com) is another open-source product that AOL
> has supported. I believe it was a closed-source, for purchase product, until
> AOL bought the company that produced it.