more talk, less code
Apparently, RedHat is more and more becoming a PR machine.
Somewhere 3 years ago they already spend 4x more dollars on PR than on R&D. (SEC filling, find it yourself if you must :-) )
coffeemugs, t-shirts, talented PR people.
it works, as we can see. RedHat is becoming a kind of drop-in replacement for Solaris / HP-UX.
here is the catch.
RHEL is a drop-in replacement, yes. but not technology-wise.
RedHat's subscription business model is a drop-in replacement for the old generation of CIO's, who want to have a sales-rep to yell at and to blame when their shop goes titsup.... A billion dollar company, "how could I have known it was not good at <....> ? " is a very good blame-catcher.
It takes a lot more guts to go opensource all the way. running a very expensive proprietary database on a very expensive linux is not much different from what it has replaced........... you won't get fired for that if it goes awry.........