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internetnews.com: Open Source Old Timers Take Linux Measure

Apr 02, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Early players in the open source movement and the creation of Linux distributor Red Hat found themselves taking stock of the open source movement during a Red Hat event here Tuesday.

"Linux visionary and founder of Red Hat, Bob Young, made a surprise appearance at a press event to join Red Hat's CEO, President and Chairman Matthew Szulik, as well as executives from IBM and members of OSDN (Open Source Developer Network) at a discussion as part of Red Hat's seven-city tour.

"'Did I ever expect Red Hat to be as big and as successful as it is today? The short answer is No,' said Young, a member of Red Hat's board of directors who also heads Lulu.com, an on demand publishing start-up. 'When we started, Mark Ewing [Red Hat's CTO] and I had no idea. What we were trying to do was just pay our bills...'"

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