Trademarks - The dinosaur in the roomSep 16, 2009, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)
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"But it was Bob Young who transformed Red Hat into a brand. For the first months and years Young worked "in my wife's sewing closet in Connecticut, and Marc in a spare room in his apartment in Durham (North Carolina)." Ewing built the software, and Young distributed the brand, giving away CDs and selling hats and t-shirts, and within six years of its first release the company went public with a valuation upwards of 5 billion dollars - which wasn't bad for a company whose sole purpose was to make and sell free software. Bob Young, incidentally, has three versions of 'The Hat' story and a video of him telling all three is available on the Red Hat website.
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