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Submission + - Red Hat Exchange is Dead (linuxplanet.com)

darthcamaro writes: In 2007, Red Hat launched the Red Hat Exchange (RHX)- an appstore if you will of open source partner applications sold from a Red Hat website. Sounds like a good idea right? While an appstore works well for Apple, turns out that an appstore for open source (from a LInux vendor) isn't such a good idea.

"When we came out with RHX we were hoping for more ambitious adoption but we've learned that selling third-party applications via a marketplace is challenging," Mike Evans, Red Hat's vice president of corporate developmen said."When you've got marketplaces that offer buyers the choice of buying in the marketplace or directly from the vendor themselves, which is what our marketplace was, there isn't a real efficient marketplace."

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Red Hat Exchange is Dead

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