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Enterprise Linux Today: SGI Names Paul F. McNamara Vice President of Open Source

Jan 31, 2001, 21:06 (1 Talkback[s])

"SGI today announced that Paul F. McNamara has been named vice president of open source for SGI. In this role, McNamara, 39, will be responsible for formulating SGI's plans and guiding its actions as SGI strengthens its commitment to the Linux operating system and the open-source movement. He will report to Kenneth L. Coleman, executive vice president of Global Sales, Service and Marketing, SGI."

"SGI continues to demonstrate leadership in the open source movement through our contributions of core technologies such as OpenGL application programming interface and XFS file system software," said Kenneth L. Coleman, executive vice president of Global Sales, Service and Marketing, SGI. "Paul's experience will be enormously valuable in both guiding and evangelizing our strategy."

"Prior to joining SGI, McNamara was vice president of business development and later vice president of products and platforms for Red Hat, where he was a key figure in Red Hat's meteoric rise to prominence in the computer industry. McNamara joined Red Hat in May 1998 and was responsible for negotiating and structuring Red Hat's industry-shaping relationships with Compaq, Dell, IBM, Intel, Oracle, SAP and others. McNamara was also a key architect of Red Hat's subscription-based business model."

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