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Boston Globe: Software Insurgent

Oct 16, 2003, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"In 1998, shortly after moving his family to North Carolina, Matthew J. Szulik took a call from an old friend and business associate, Bill Kaiser, general manager of Greylock Ventures in Waltham.

"Greylock had just become the first venture capital firm to invest in a free-software company, Linux distributor Red Hat Inc. in Raleigh. Now Kaiser was looking for someone to turn it into a profitable business. 'I picked up the phone,' Kaiser recalled, 'and said, 'Matthew, here's an opportunity to change the world. Are you interested...?''"

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