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LWN: Red Hat acquires Cygnus

Nov 16, 1999, 01:34 (0 Talkback[s])

"LWN talked briefly today with Red Hat's Donnie Barnes...about the announced acquisition of Cygnus Solutions. Now that the deal has actually been signed, they are able to talk about it..."

"Red Hat sees Cygnus as being an outstanding match. Cygnus has a great deal of expertise in areas that Red Hat does not - things like compilers, embedded systems, and so on. By bringing in Cygnus, Red Hat is able to fill out its own expertise quickly. And yes, Red Hat is planning to enlarge its presence in the embedded arena; Cygnus will give them a huge start in that direction."

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