Red Hat, Canonical and marketplace presence

Find out why one open source software and applications expert doesn't think that Red Hat's and Canonical's refusals to partner with Microsoft will hurt them.

What do you think the refusal of companies like Red Hat, Canonical and Mandriva to partner with Microsoft will mean to their respective futures? Do you think it will affect them positively or negatively?
I think Red Hat and Canonical, in particular, will be fine. They have enough market presence that not signing a deal with Microsoft is not going to hurt them.
This was first published in July 2007

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