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GCN: Bob Young, the CEO in the red hat

May 15, 1999, 01:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan M. Menke)

Thanks to Russell C. Pavlicek for this link.

"As chairman and chief executive officer of Red Hat Software Inc., Robert F. Young has seen the fledgling start-up grow in four years into the world's leading supplier of Linux operating systems.

"Young has 20 years of experience in computer industry finance and marketing. After graduating with honors from the University of Toronto, he headed two computer leasing companies before he noticed the Linux user phenomenon in 1992.

"The Linux kernel, invented early in this decade by Linus Torvalds and freely downloadable from the Web..., forms the basis for Red Hat's Linux server operating system, now at Version 6.0.

"Young's own Linux distribution and catalog business merged with Marc Ewing's startup in 1994 to form Red Hat Software of Research Triangle Park, N.C.

"GCN chief technology editor Susan M. Menke interviewed Young by telephone from his North Carolina office."

Complete story.