No, I didnt mean that it would be bad to model your company after Red Hat. I just said that III staff members should not publicly claim that analogy for III....
Ah ok, gotcha!
Thinking about it I agree, naming yourself the Red-Hat of crypto would indeed be bad. Although naming Red-Hat as an inspiration for III wouldn't be harmful, especially if it's actually true and III does use some concepts from Red-Hat.
What the hell, maybe even close ties with Red-Hat and help each other. How about III and Red-Hat cooperate and build a few DACs to help Red-Hats business? To me open-source companies and DACs seem to be a natural fit anyway. I would expect Red-Hat might be open to ideas on how to make their business more efficient.
Admittedly I can't come up with any DAC that would benefit Red-Hat or it's customers right now. Customer support/feature request DAC coupled to a bounty system and developers? It would have to be for things that require tracking or security outside of the reach of the company before it would make sense to develop a distributed consensus system for it. A decentralized security system where you could check if your pc has been compromised via a cryptographic proof of system soundness?
I'll stop now, I might be going too far off topic.