For those of you who have come across Linux, might have definitely heard about Red Hat, and might have even used RHEL distros at some point of time. Red Hat the free and open source (FOSS) company has been around since 1993 and has played a big part in bringing the features from UNIX and distributing it as Linux.
After almost 17 years of existence, Red Hat has finally launched a new website called Open Source (http://opensource.com) where users can find the latest news, apps and information about products that follow the FOSS fundamentals.
We want to shine a light on the places where the open source way is multiplying ideas and effort, even beyond technology. We believe that opensource.com will be a gathering place for many of the open source stories we’d like to share–through articles, audio, web presentations, video, or open discussion.
The core fundamentals behind the site is to have more and more users to start using Open Source, and their main focus is to tap into the Education, Business and Government users. This initiative does not come as a surprise since most businesses and Government agencies are looking to cut costs that they have to bear when they use closed source and proprietary software.
OpenSource.com like any other FOSS project is a community driven project, and any users who are interested to contribute can pitch in with help. To start contributing to OpenSource.com, read the guidelines here and register to start voicing your opinions.