COMDEX 2000 Media Alert: Red Hat CTO to Participate in Embedded Linux Panel Discussion at Comdex


United States, November 14, 2000

Red Hat CTO to Participate in Embedded Linux Panel Discussion at Comdex


  Red Hat's Chief Technology Officer, Michael Tiemann
  Presents Power Panel: Why Embedded Linux?
  Wednesday, November 15 - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Red Hat CTO to Participate in Embedded Linux Panel Discussion at Comdex

Michael Tiemann, chief technology officer of Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHAT), is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion about the future of embedded Linux systems and devices. Tiemann will explain why Linux is able to do what proprietary systems have not: create an effective application program interface (API) that spans embedded to desktop to enterprise solutions. He will detail Red Hat's success in offering a single platform that scales from embedded to enterprise computers.

"Embedded systems" refers to equipment or devices that you do not think of as being computers, but whose operation is reliant on an internal computer function. From cars and cell phones to appliances and toys, embedded systems are critical to everyday functions.

Red Hat is the only company offering end-to-end solutions that span the open source spectrum, from software to wireless to embedded design to network management.

Michael Tiemann is one of the first and most important pioneers of open source. He worked on the GNU project, which was an inspiration to Linus Torvalds and an enabling technology for Linux in 1991. Today, as Chief Technical Officer of Red Hat, he continues to shape the future of open source as it drives the next-generation of embedded, post-PC computing devices. Prior to joining Red Hat, Michael served as the co-founder and Acting CTO of Cygnus Solutions, which was acquired by Red Hat in January 2000. During his ten years at Cygnus, Michael participated in a number of roles, helping to lead the company from a fledgling start-up to an admired open source powerhouse. He is a frequent speaker and well-respected expert within the open source community.


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