10 Hot Open Source Software Companies To Watch In 2023
Wade Tyler Millward
Microsoft, Red Hat, Google, MindsDB and Grafana Labs are among the hottest open software companies to watch in 2023.
IBM And Red Hat
IBM subsidiary Red Hat bills itself as the largest open source company in the world, with popular open source products including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the OpenShift enterprise-grade application platform and the Ansible open source automation project.
The Raleigh, N.C.-based vendor, led by CEO Matt Hicks, ranked No. 7 from GitHub last year for highest growth of new contributors with 1,610 contributors on its Keycloak identity and access management tool.
This year, the vendor has already made news about expanding access to its open source tools, including expanded partnerships with SAP, Oracle and Google.
Arvind Krishna – CEO of Red Hat parent company Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM – also continues to champion the open source vendor as a growth driver, shouting Red Hat out on IBM’s latest quarterly earnings call.