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Submission + - Can Red Hat do for OpenStack what it did for Linux? (

Brandon Butler writes: Red Hat made its first $1 billion commercializing Linux. Now, it hopes to make even more doing the same for OpenStack.

Red Hat executives say OpenStack – the open source cloud computing platform – is just like Linux. The code just needs to be massaged into a commercially-hardened package before enterprises will really use it. But just because Red Hat successfully commercialized Linux does not guarantee its OpenStack effort will go as well.

Proponents say businesses will trust Red Hat as an OpenStack distrbution company because of its work in the Linux world. But others say building a private cloud takes a lot more than just throwing some code on top of a RHEL OS.

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Can Red Hat do for OpenStack what it did for Linux?

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It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.