First, read this news by Reuters. Now let ‘s think real quick about what has happened.
Red Hat as well as many other open source vendors give you the software for free, but to pay the bills they sell professional support for their services. Usually open source vendors charge premium for support and training, to make up for the lack of the licensing cash flow.
Larry Ellison, as a role-model-capitalist does not care about the bills that Red Hat needs to pay. He decided to kill them by anouncing half-price technical support for Red Hat Linux.
Many companies that create open source software may fall into the same trap.
That ‘s all folks. That ‘s all Red Hat.