Raleigh News & Observer: Red Hat Forms Non-profit Center To Back Open Source

[ Thanks to Mark
for this link. ]

“After spending months convincing Wall Street that it’s worth a
$6 billion on the stock market, Red Hat stepped back to its
free-software-is-good roots Monday, announcing the formation of a
nonprofit organization, the Red Hat Center for Open Source.”

“The center, which for now is being led by Chief Technology
Officer Marc Ewing, will be funded with $8 million in donated
cash and Red Hat stock, and will have a Durham-based executive
director and staff….

“With a board of academics and technology experts, the center
plans to take the principles of open-source software and apply them
in a variety of scientific and educational projects “for the
greater good of the general public,” according to a press release.
The center may fund grants and research projects, publish a journal
or hold conferences.”


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