Pick a Free OS

Michael Tiemann CTO, Red Hat

languages exist. There are probably only going to be one or two OS' that reach

the critical mass of 10 million plus users. Will there be room for more than

one OS for 10 million plus users? I don't know. I guess that depends on the

population of the world.

If there's another OS came out that was a Free OS and started doing well then

will we see something like Red Hat BSD or something?

I think comes back to the critical mass question. I think that for Red Hat,

it's better to enhance our technical solutions to meet customer requirements

than it is to dilute our brand with other operating systems that don't have

the critical mass of Red Hat Linux or eCos.