BW: Red Hat Launches University Program to Accelerate the Use of Open Source At
Jun 28, 2000, 12:40 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leading provider of open
source solutions for Internet infrastructure, today announced the
Red Hat University Program, a global program designed to use Red
Hat's comprehensive resources to accelerate the use of open source
solutions in the educational environment. Under the direction
of the University Program, an initial donation of over $350,000 in
open source software and tools, including GNU Pro Dev Kits and Code
Fusion packages, has been made to the following universities:
California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Georgetown
University, University of Alberta, University of California at San
Diego, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina,
University of Washington; and the University of Toronto and the
University of Waterloo, both in Canada."
"The Red Hat University Program is designed to help universities
build out their Internet infrastructure with open source and expand
universities' teaching and development resources. Said Georgetown
Computer Science Chairman, Mahendran Velauthapillai, "The teaching
and research we already do with Red Hat Linux has been hugely
successful. Red Hat's generous donation will help us expedite our
switch to open source software."
"Until now, we didn't really have a way of responding to the
worldwide interest from universities, although we have been
involved with universities in a less formal way for some time,"
said Emily Forster, Red Hat University Program Director. "With this
Program, Red Hat delivers a formalized process to be able to meet
the demand and interest in open source solutions at universities
worldwide, and we believe that this support is instrumental in the
growth of open source adoption globally."