The success of Red Hat and the open organization | Opensource.com

I could quote most of this great interview with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst but this one says it all:

“It is hard to bring people in from a proprietary company because the whole mental model is different,” says Whitehurst. He continues, “From not selling intellectual property because the IP is free to the way in which we think about product roadmaps to how we influence communities to how you build constructed offerings that provide value beyond just the free bits, all of that stuff is so mind numbing for people from that world.

The success of Red Hat and the open organization | Opensource.com