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LinuxWorld: Michael Tiemann dons a new hat and sees red

Feb 03, 2000, 05:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"I had the opportunity to talk with Michael for a few minutes not long after the announcement of his new position as CTO of Red Hat."

"Red Hat was, in addition to looking for market leaders in the open source technology space, looking for a strong presence in Silicon Valley. Cygnus is that with its Sunnyvale address.

"As far as the people are concerned, this is purely a growth-based acquisition. The technology and the people are very, very complementary. Red Hat was fundamentally providing Linux applications and other sorts of things, but Cygnus was really the dominant supplier of GNU software technology and also embedded systems technology.

"Together the match is extremely good..."

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