"When you buy an open source company, if the people aren't coming and passionate about staying then you spend a lot of money for what? Because you don't get a lot of intellectual property," Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst said.
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darthcamaro writes: You don't really buy an open source company — since the tech is all open. But then again Red Hat 'buys' open source companies all the time, they just bought one this week. So when does it makes sense for Red Hat to buy a company versus just building it on their own? Apparently it all comes to community.