CNET News.com: Red Hat founder maps Linux game plan

“Years of work on Red Hat’s Linux product have paid off
financially. Red Hat’s IPO last month netted $84 million for the
company. In the weeks since, Ewing’s more than 9 million shares
have given him a net worth, on paper, of more than $900 million.
Red Hat’s shares edged up to $100 apiece today.”

“But while some are amazed at Red Hat’s market capitalization of
more than $6 billion, Ewing points out that it’s still about one
percent of Microsoft’s.”

In an interview with CNET News.com, Ewing discussed facing
Microsoft, the company’s public offering ups and downs, and Red
Hat’s relationship with Linus Torvalds.