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CNET: Red Hat CEO pushes Linux in schools

Aug 31, 2001, 00:15 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Linux developers must take some of the time they now devote to programming and put it toward boosting open-source software in education, Red Hat Chief Executive Matthew Szulik said Thursday.

Spreading Linux and other open-source software would have obvious benefits for Red Hat, but Szulik steered listeners' attention toward more altruistic and patriotic motivations in the closing keynote address at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo on Thursday.

'What's really happening is money is taking over how our children are being educated,' he said. 'The industry that has contributed so much to the GDP of this country is all of a sudden finding itself looking at education as a market opportunity and not as a fundamental responsibility.'"

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