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The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.

Open source is a powerful force that’s changing the world. For 25 years, we’ve shown how defaulting to open can unlock the world’s potential. Here’s to many more milestones as we work with our partners, customers and the open source community to drive the future of IT.

For the last 25 years, Linux has been the cornerstone of Red Hat’s business. In the fourth quarter of Red Hat’s fiscal 2018, it was the company’s OpenShift container platform, based on Kubernetes, that accounted for the company’s largest deals.

Red Hat has long been a champion of promoting diversity in technology and in open source and is a strong advocate of celebrating the accomplishments of women — both on our team and throughout the industry. That’s why we are excited to share that two Red Hatters were recently recognized for their outstanding contributions in the field of IT.

Cloud has been the bane of legacy vendors’ existence. Not so with Red Hat, which not only found a way to get along with the public cloud, but also to thrive in it. Red Hat’s secret formula for making billions of dollars selling free software is not-so-secret. What still remains somewhat shrouded in mystery, however, is what’s driving Red Hat’s business.

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice-president and general manager at Red Hat in Asia Pacific (APAC), talks up the challenges of driving an open culture in a very diverse region, how that culture shapes the way Red Hat approaches the market and the transformation that the company has undergone.

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