Had a good day today, down at Red Hat’s UK offices in Farnborough. Nice offices and great location with the old airship hanger outside the window!

Reason I was there was for work where I am helping my current client to set up a Linux capability, and we are reviewing Red Hats capability to support Linux for a large financial organisation, which you would think is a no-brainer, but life is never that straight forward.

One of the beauties of Linux is that because it’s Free Software, you have the unique situation in that anyone can support the software. It’s always nice seeing senior IT industry veterans realise that.

The message from Red Hat was good, and I was glad to see them emphasise the community aspect of their business, and how important that is to not just them but their customers. Hopefully people may see the value of end users feeding back to the community, now that would be cool!