CNET News.com: Red Hat funds open-source think tank

“Red Hat, a leading seller of the Linux operating system, has
formed a new organization to carry the cooperative ethos of
open-source programming to a much larger audience.”

“Red Hat cofounder Marc Ewing will be director of the new
nonprofit organization, called the Red Hat Center for Open Source
(RHCOS), the company said. The center supports activities “intended
to advance the social principles of open source for the greater
good for the general public,” Red Hat said.”

What we want to be able to do is facilitate thinking and
discussion about the principles of open source and how they apply
in communities other than the software development community–law,
medicine, business, governance, scientific research,
,” Ewing said in an interview with CNET

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