Salon: Red Hat snags Atomic designers

“The leading Linux vendor hires a boatload of Web designers
— perhaps for a portal play?

For weeks rumors have been circulating in the Web designer
community that Red Hat, the leading U.S. vendor of packaged
Linux-based operating systems, had purchased Atomic Vision, a well
regarded San Francisco design studio. On Thursday, Bryan Scanlon, a
public relations representative for Red Hat, denied that Red Hat
had acquired the design house, but confirmed that ‘many former
employees of Atomic, including [founder] Matthew Butterick, are now
employees of Red Hat.’ “

“…Red Hat’s mass employment of Atomic Vision designers
suggests the company is quite serious about expanding its portal