Company:  RED HAT INC (RHT)
Form Type:  4
Filing Date:  4/20/2012 
CIK:  0001087423 
Address:  100 EAST DAVIE STREET 
City, State, Zip:  RALEIGH, North Carolina 27601 
Telephone:  (919) 754-3700 
Fiscal Year:  02/28 
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Market Cap: 
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Description of Business
Red Hat is a leading global provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to develop and offer reliable and high-performing operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage and cloud technologies. Our business model Development. We employ an open source development model. The open source development model allows us to use the collective input, resources and knowledge of a global community of contributors who can collaborate to develop, maintain and enhance software because the human-readable source code for that software is publicly available and licenses permit modification. We believe this model offers advantages to Red Hat because we are able to develop our offerings by integrating information and knowledge from this global community. Licensing. We typically distribute our software offerings under open source licenses that permit access to the software's human-readable source code.
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