Business Wire: SAP Venture Fund Makes Equity Investment in Red Hat Software

“Investment Accelerates Linux Success and the Open Source

“SAP AG (NYSE ADR:SAP), the world’s leading provider of
enterprise business software solutions, today announced an equity
investment by the SAP Venture Fund in Red Hat Software, Inc., the
leading commercial-grade supplier of the Linux operating

“Linux is a stable, reliable and viable operating system
developed according to the Open Source model that has matured to
the point where it is ready to run mission-critical business

“”Increasingly enterprise customers are looking for a Linux
platform on which to run their enterprise resource planning
applications,” said Robert F. Young, co-founder and CEO of Red Hat
Software. “We are pleased that SAP has selected Red Hat to support
SAP and its customers.” More than 10 million users currently run
the Linux operating system. Linux currently runs on Intel X86,
Compaq Alpha and Sun SPARC processors and will soon run on PowerPC
and HP PA-RISC systems.”


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