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name the proprietary software?

(Anonymous)
What software does Red Hat sell to consumers that is currently proprietary and developed by Red Hat?

Re: name the proprietary software?

I should mention it's not yet selling the product I'm talking about, but estimates that after it starts doing so, will take an additional period of time to make said product available under a Free license. Not sure if I can mention the name of the product, it's release schedule or details like that though, as even I am subject to an ND agreement with them.

Note that while I said that this vague product exists the way that I described (non-Free, etc), I should also mention Red Hat does show a strong commitment to do the right thing, as I'm absolutely sure they will do, just not right at the moment they market said product. As such, I should add that Red Hat is not doing Free Software any hurtful wrongs (in my opinion), yet also does not emphasize their commitment to Free Software is very strong, by not prioritizing (enough) making said product Free Software.

Re: name the proprietary software?

(Anonymous)
I am going to assume SolidICE here but that is a acquired product and not really one developed by Red Hat. Qumranet probably had no intention to open source license and might have licensed third party technologies or written it in a way that is not easy to make it easy to open source it or make it portable. I would argue you cannot find a better example than Red Hat doing Free software business.

Re: name the proprietary software?

Regardless of which technology or product we're talking about here, you are exactly right. My point is however they choose to have the strong commitment to make the technology/product truly Free Software not influence the TTM and so I'm arguing it's priorities are not showing as strong a commitment.

Wrt. the point of not having a better example then Red Hat doing Free Software business; Like I'm pointing out in the OP Red Hat themselves always says Open Source and imply it's the OSI definition of OSS they are after, and now they endorse companies that are not truly OSI OSS. Something is a little off there, wouldn't you agree?

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