Open Season 8: Red Hat, Yahoo!, and creepy Google

The eighth installment of Open Season finishes 2007 with a bang...or a whimper. You choose.

The eighth installment of The Register's Open Season is now live and worth a listen. From Ashlee Vance's show notes:

...[W]e...look[ed] at things such as Yahoo!'s sponsorship of the Apache Software Foundation, Red Hat's woes (we recorded this before the new CEO splash) and Google's bid for brain domination.

Part of the Red Hat discussion included speculation about IBM going whole hog with Ubuntu on the server. Dave and Matt say this will happen sooner than we think. I'm skeptical.

As always, it was fun to record. Hopefully it's mildly useful to hear.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.


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