|Red Hat, Inc.|
|Headquarters||Raleigh, North Carolina, USA|
|Key people||Matthew Szulik, Chairman|
Jim Whitehurst, CEO
Bob Young, Founder
Marc Ewing, Founder
|Products||Red Hat Enterprise Linux|
Red Hat Directory Server
Red Hat Certificate System
|Revenue||▲$400. The New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE) is a Stock exchange based in New York City. Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA Matthew J Szulik - Chairman of Red Hat, leader of some other technology companies such as Interleaf and MapInfo for more than 20 years Jim Whitehurst is the Chief Executive Officer at Red Hat. Prior to that he was a Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines. Robert "Bob" Young is an entrepreneur who made a fortune from Red Hat software Marc Ewing is the creator and originator of the Red Hat brand of software most notably the Red Hat range of Linux operating system distributions For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" In Marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a Market that might satisfy a want or need Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market including mainframes. The Fedora Directory Server (FDS is an LDAP ( Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server developed by Red Hat, as part of Red Hat's community-supported The Fedora Operating system is an RPM -based general purpose Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored In business revenue or revenues is Income that a company receives from its normal business activities usually from the sale of goods and services 6 million USD (2007)|
|Employees||~2200 (April 2007)|
Red Hat, Inc. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages (NYSE: RHT) is a company dedicated to free and open source software, and a major Linux distribution vendor. The New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE) is a Stock exchange based in New York City. Free and open source software, also F/OSS, FOSS, or FLOSS (for Free/Libre/Open Source Software) is software which is liberally licensed A Linux distribution (also called GNU/Linux by distributions such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Mandriva and Red Hat was founded in 1995 and has its corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina with satellite offices worldwide. Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA 
The company is best known for its enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and more recently through the acquisition of open source enterprise middleware vendor JBoss. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market including mainframes. JBoss Application Server (or JBoss AS) is a Free software / open source Java EE -based Application server. Red Hat provides operating system platforms along with middleware, applications, and management solutions, as well as support, training, and consulting services. Middleware is computer Software that connects Software components or applications
In 1993 Bob Young incorporated the ACC Corporation, a catalog business that sold Linux and UNIX software accessories. Robert "Bob" Young is an entrepreneur who made a fortune from Red Hat software Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX, sometimes also written as Unix with Small caps) is a computer Then in 1994 Marc Ewing created his own Linux distribution, which he named Red Hat Linux. Marc Ewing is the creator and originator of the Red Hat brand of software most notably the Red Hat range of Linux operating system distributions Ewing released it in October, and it became known as the Halloween release. Young bought Ewing's business in 1995, and the two merged to become Red Hat Software with Young serving as CEO. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator
Red Hat went public on August 11, 1999, the eighth-biggest first-day gain in Wall Street history. Initial public offering (IPO, also referred to simply as a "public offering" is when a company issues Common stock or shares to the public for the first Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Wall Street is a street in lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. Matthew Szulik succeeded Bob Young as CEO in November of that year. Matthew J Szulik - Chairman of Red Hat, leader of some other technology companies such as Interleaf and MapInfo for more than 20 years
On November 15, 1999, Red Hat acquired Cygnus Solutions. Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Cygnus Solutions, originally Cygnus Support, was founded in 1989 by John Gilmore, Michael Tiemann and David Henkel-Wallace to provide Cygnus provided commercial support for free software and housed maintainers of GNU software products such as GNU Debugger and GNU Binutils. Free software or software libre is Software that can be used studied and modified without restriction and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified GNU ( pronounced) is a computer Operating system composed entirely of Free software. The GNU Debugger, usually called just GDB, is the standard Debugger for the GNU software system The GNU Binary Utilities, or binutils, is a collection of Programming tools for the manipulation of Object code in various Object file One of the founders, Michael Tiemann, served as the chief technical officer of Red Hat and now serves as the vice president of open source affairs. Michael Tiemann is Vice President of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat Inc as well as President of the Open Source Initiative. A chief technical officer or chief technology officer (abbreviated as CTO) is an executive position whose holder is focused on scientific and technical issues within Later it acquired WireSpeed, C2Net and Hell's Kitchen Systems. C2Net was an Internet Cryptography company founded by Sameer Parekh, which was sold to Red Hat in 2000
In February 2000, InfoWorld awarded Red Hat with its fourth consecutive “Operating System Product of the Year” award for Red Hat Linux 6. InfoWorld is an Information technology online media and events business operating under the umbrella of InfoWorld Media Group a division of IDG (International 1. Red Hat acquired Planning Technologies, Inc in 2001 and in 2004 AOL's iPlanet directory and certificate server software. iPlanet was a product brand that was used jointly by Sun Microsystems and Netscape Communications Corporation when delivering software
Company headquarters were moved from Durham, NC, to N.C. State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina in February of 2002. Durham is a city in the US state of North Carolina. It is the County seat of Durham County North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a public, Coeducational extensive Research University located in Raleigh North Carolina This article is about NCSU'S Centennial Campus It should not be confused with the NCSU Centennial Biomedical Campus or Centennial Campus Middle School. Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA
The following March Red Hat introduced the first enterprise-class Linux operating system: Red Hat Advanced Server, later named Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market including mainframes. Dell, IBM, HP and the Oracle Corporation announced their support of the platform. The multinational technology company Dell Inc develops manufactures sells and supports Personal computers and other computer-related products International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology Oracle Corporation ( specializes in developing and marketing Enterprise software products — particularly Database management systems In 2007 Oracle ranked
In December of 2005 CIO Insight Magazine conducted their annual Vendor Value Survey, where Red Hat ranked #1 in value for the second year in a row.
Red Hat stock was added to the NASDAQ-100 on December 19, 2005. The NASDAQ-100 is a Stock market index of 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange it is a modified Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Red Hat acquired open source middleware provider JBoss on June 5, 2006 and JBoss became a division of Red Hat. JBoss Application Server (or JBoss AS) is a Free software / open source Java EE -based Application server. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In 2007 it acquired MetaMatrix and made an agreement with Exadel to distribute its software. MetaMatrix is an US -based technology company that created the first true Enterprise Information Integration (EII Software product to deliver data
On September 18, 2006, Red Hat released the Red Hat Application Stack, the first certified stack integrating JBoss technology. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
On December 12, 2006, Red Hat moved from NASDAQ (RHAT) to the New York Stock Exchange (RHT). Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The NASDAQ (acronym of National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an American Stock exchange. The New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE) is a Stock exchange based in New York City.
On 2007-03-15 Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and in June, they acquired Mobicents. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Mobicents is an Open Source VoIP Platform fully certified for JSLEE 1
On 2008-03-13, Red Hat acquired Amentra, a provider of systems integration services for SOA, business process management, systems development and enterprise data solutions. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Amentra operates as an independent Red Hat company.
The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored, community-supported open-source project. The Fedora Project is the community responsible for producing the Fedora Operating system, along with a variety of other projects Its stated goal is to promote the rapid progress of free and open-source software and content, and its rapid innovation is possible using open processes and public forums.
The project is led by the Fedora Project Board, which comprises community leaders and Red Hat members, and this group steers the direction of the project and of Fedora, the Linux distribution it develops. The Fedora Operating system is an RPM -based general purpose Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored A Linux distribution (also called GNU/Linux by distributions such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Mandriva and Red Hat employees work with the code alongside community members, and many Fedora Project innovations make their way into new releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat partly operates on a professional open-source business model based on open code, community development, professional quality assurance services, and subscription-based customer support. Professional open-source is a Business model that many Open-source software vendors are attempting to follow A business model is a term used for a broad range of informal and formal descriptions that are used by enterprises to represent various aspects of its business including its purpose offerings Technical support (also tech support) is a range of services providing assistance with technology products such as mobile phones televisions Computers
Developers take the open source Linux kernel and adapt and improve it to fit certain needs. Linux is an operating system kernel used by a family of Unix-like Operating systems These are popularly termed Linux operating systems and The code they write is open, so more programmers can make further adaptations and improvements. When a problem is found, an entire community of users can come together to find a solution. 
Red Hat sells subscriptions to the support, training, and integration services that help customers in using the open source software. Customers pay one set price for access to services such as Red Hat Network and up to 24x7 support, and they receive unlimited access to these services.
Red Hat engineers work with the One Laptop per Child initiative, a non-profit organization created by members of the MIT Media Lab. A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage The MIT Media Lab (also known as the Media Lab) is a department within the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The mission is to create an inexpensive laptop and provide every child in the world access to open communication, open knowledge, and open learning. The XO-1 laptop is the latest machine of this project. The XO-1, previously known as the $100 Laptop or Children's Machine, is an inexpensive Laptop computer intended to be distributed to children in developing The machines run a slimmed-down version of Fedora as the operating system. The Fedora Operating system is an RPM -based general purpose Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored
Red Hat sponsors Mugshot, an open project that is creating "a live social experience" based around entertainment. Mugshot is a Social networking Website created by Red Hat. Unlike most other social networking websites it also has a desktop client component It refocuses technological thinking from objects (files, folders, etc) to activities, like web browsing or music sharing. These topics are the focus of the first two features in Mugshot, Web Swarm and Music Radar. These were already underway when the project was announced at the 2006 Red Hat Summit.
Dogtail is an open source automated GUI test framework. Dogtail is an open source GUI testing tool and automation framework written in Python. It was initially developed by Red Hat, and is free software released under the GPL. It is written in Python and allows developers to build and test their applications. Python is a general-purpose High-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes programmer productivity and code readability Red Hat announced the release of Dogtail at the 2006 Red Hat Summit.
Red Hat Magazine, is the online news publication produced by Red Hat. It brings together issues of interest from inside and outside of the company, focusing on in-depth discussion of the development and application of open source technologies. Open source is a development methodology which offers practical accessibility to a product's source (goods and knowledge It covers news from Red Hat and the Fedora Project, it updates readers on public licensing and the Creative Commons, and it features interviews with some industry leaders and open source people. The Fedora Project is the community responsible for producing the Fedora Operating system, along with a variety of other projects Creative Commons (CC is a Non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share
Under the Brim was the company's original newsletter. Wide Open Magazine was first published in March 2004 as a means for Red Hat to share technical content with subscribers on a regular basis. Under the Brim and Wide Open Magazine merged in November of 2004 to become Red Hat Magazine.
Red Hat recently announced that it has reached an agreement with major free software / open source (FOSS) companies that will allow them to make a distribution portal called Red Hat Exchange, which will resell FOSS software with the original branding intact. Free software or software libre is Software that can be used studied and modified without restriction and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified Open source software (OSS began as a marketing campaign for Free software. .
Some of Red Hat's main competitors are Canonical Ltd., Mandriva, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle Corporation and Xandros. Canonical Ltd is a Private company founded (and funded by South African Entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth for the promotion of Free software Mandriva SA is a publicly traded (symbolMDKFF Linux and Open source Software company with its headquarters in Paris, France and Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer Novell Inc ( is a global Software Corporation based in the United States specializing in enterprise operating systems such as SUSE Oracle Corporation ( specializes in developing and marketing Enterprise software products — particularly Database management systems In 2007 Oracle ranked Xandros is both the name of a line of Operating systems and Xandros Corporation, the company which creates them