Red Hat acquires AOL's Netscape server software
Published: September 29, 2004, 7:05 PM PDT
By Stephen Shankland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
In a move to add more open-source arrows to its quiver, Linux seller Red Hat
has acquired the Netscape server software products of AOL Time Warner, the
companies plan to announce Thursday.
Red Hat plans to release the Netscape Enterprise Suite as open-source
software, meaning that anyone will be able to use, modify and redistribute
the products. It's a new step in Red Hat's "open-source architecture" plan
to expand beyond its core product, the Linux operating system, Chief
Executive Matthew Szulik plans to tell analysts at a company conference
Thursday in New York.
In an interview Wednesday, Szulik declined to comment on terms of the deal,
but said the company spent less than $25 million on the acquisition.
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