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LinuxPR: Red Hat, Inc. Establishes Red Hat Center For Open SourceNov 01, 1999, 15:58 (1 Talkback[s])
"Industry Luminaries Join Center's Board of Directors to "Advance the Social Principles of Open Source for the Greater Good."
Red Hat, Inc....announced today the formation of a new non-profit organization, the Red Hat Center for Open Source (RHCOS), that will sponsor, support, promote and engage in a wide range of scientific and educational projects intended to advance the social principles of open source for the greater good of the general public. Led by an impressive group of influential leaders with backgrounds in technology, law, business and research, RHCOS will foster projects that advance the philosophy of open source, through which collaborative intellectual pursuits produce results to be freely shared and enhanced throughout society. Red Hat, Inc. co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Marc Ewing will devote considerable time and effort to the new organization as a Founding Director."
"The open source software movement has been successful because it has provided unprecedented control and quality to users, and at the same time enabled a model for cooperative development of technology that leveraged the expertise of the global community," said Ewing. "The implications of this model when applied outside of software development are enormous, and the benefits to society will be huge. Advancing this global cooperative model for the development of technologies and ideas is what RHCOS is all about."
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