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The Tale of Red Hat's Name!

May 09, 2011, 17:14 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Version Two: Fellow co-founder Marc Ewing owned a baseball cap like hat that he inherited from his grandfather ( a red lacrosse hat). When in university he used to name his software projects 'red hat 1', 'red hat 2' and so on, just to differentiate his projects from his friend's projects. Later when he started the Linux project he abruptly named it as Red hat! Bob Young elaborates this in his interview by saying that 'in the first version of Linux that was the Halloween version he (Marc) made a little request that anyone who happens to visit Philadelphia area and come across his grandfather's red cap he (Marc) would be grateful if you returned it to him because it is the only bug to this very day that red hat has failed to track down!'"

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