Upside: 1999 UPSIDE Elite 100

The movers and shakers of the digital world.

“#98 Robert Young, Chairman and CEO, Red Hat Software
Young dressed Linux up in a suit and tie, saw a way to make big
money off the often-anticapitalist open source movement and had a
hot-streak IPO in August. It’s obvious why: Linux has almost 20
percent of the server market, and Red Hat has over half of the
Linux market….”

“#30 Linus Torvalds, Linux creator, Transmeta
His day job is a closely guarded secret, but his hobby has been
heralded as world-changing. Torvalds’ Linux operating system and
its open source distribution approach have inspired Webmasters and
stock investors everywhere to look beyond Microsoft….”