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BW: Red Hat Names Michael Tiemann Chief Technical Officer

Jan 12, 2000, 17:36 (1 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat...announced today the appointment of Michael Tiemann to the position of Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Tiemann was co-founder and acting CTO of Cygnus Solutions, which Red Hat acquired this month. In his new role as CTO of Red Hat, Tiemann will be responsible for communicating Red Hat's strategic direction to the company's customers and ensuring that Red Hat technologies meet their long term business requirements."

"Tiemann is replacing Marc Ewing, co-founder and former CTO of Red Hat. Ewing will remain as a member of the board of directors of Red Hat, Inc. as well as serve as a Director for the Red Hat Center for Open Source. The Red Hat Center for Open Source is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the social principles of open source for the greater good of society by funding work in research, technology, law, health and the sciences."

"Marc and his team of strong technical and engineering leaders delivered Red Hat's long history of creating and then sharing real intellectual value," said Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat. "Michael will continue that leadership as one of the most respected technical leaders and a worldwide evangelist in the open source movement. He brings a strong advocacy for the Red Hat customer base and strategic insight that will enable Red Hat to continue as one of the world's leading open source software companies."

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