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A mega-good match

Paul Cormier, Red Hat's CEO, tells why combining his company's open source software credo with IBM has been a marriage made in heaven.

"The fact that the biggest software acquisition is an open source company sort of tells me that open source has arrived, and it is the mainstream," says Red Hat CEO, Paul Cormier.

ONE year ago, people who follow closely the world of technology, including this writer, were surprised by a multi-billion-dollar announcement. IBM - the granddaddy of established enterprise software companies, with a more than 100-year track record - announced a deal worth US$34 billion to...

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