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LinuxPR: Red Hat, Inc. Establishes Red Hat Center For Open Source

Industry Luminaries Join Center’s Board of Directors to
“Advance the Social Principles of Open Source for the Greater
Good.

Red Hat, Inc….announced today the formation of a new
non-profit organization, the Red Hat Center for Open Source
(RHCOS), that will sponsor, support, promote and engage in a wide
range of scientific and educational projects intended to advance
the social principles of open source for the greater good of the
general public. Led by an impressive group of influential leaders
with backgrounds in technology, law, business and research, RHCOS
will foster projects that advance the philosophy of open source,
through which collaborative intellectual pursuits produce results
to be freely shared and enhanced throughout society. Red Hat, Inc.
co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Marc Ewing will devote
considerable time and effort to the new organization as a Founding
Director.”

“The open source software movement has been successful because
it has provided unprecedented control and quality to users, and at
the same time enabled a model for cooperative development of
technology that leveraged the expertise of the global community,”
said Ewing. “The implications of this model when applied outside of
software development are enormous, and the benefits to society will
be huge. Advancing this global cooperative model for the
development of technologies and ideas is what RHCOS is all
about.”

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