Red Hat’s Keith Lynch spoke to about the benefit of open-source tech when it comes to digital transformation projects.

Open-source technology has held significant importance within the tech community for decades. In contrast to proprietary solutions, open-source software is made available for free use, distribution and customisation.

Open-source tech also plays a crucial role in democratising access to cutting-edge technologies and novel large language models.

Another asset, according to Red Hat’s country manager for Ireland, Keith Lynch, is its transparency. “You need to prove why you did something, and if you have black box from some proprietary company, then you can’t do that.”


Words by Jenny Darmody