Red Hat Announces First-Annual Summit


United States, September 15, 2004

Conference Brings Together Community, Customers and Partners in New Orleans June 1-3.

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced the first-annual Red Hat Summit. Summit 2005 will be held in New Orleans June 1-3 and will bring together the diverse people that make up the open source community, including community contributors, developers, customers, and partners. The Summit will blend different views and content into a program useful for attendees building and enabling open source architectures.

General sessions will be held each morning of the three-day Summit followed by in-depth sessions grouped into three main tracks for attendees to choose from:

  • Practical Track
    'How-to' sessions led by industry experts will range from building a failover cluster or storage configuration to SELinux policy management.
  • Technical Track
    Interactive sessions will feature subject matters such as performance optimization, Fedora project, open source technology trends and high performance computing clusters.
  • Business and Current Issues Track
    In-depth discussions on issues shaping the open source computing industry, such as its role in government, international expansion, intellectual property and volunteerism.

"The Summit is truly a user-driven event. It is an opportunity for open source users to thoroughly examine relevant choices for their infrastructures," said Michael Tiemann, Open Source Advocate at Red Hat. "Users who have made the decision to deploy open source will be brought together and given a deeper, richer understanding of the implications of their technology decisions and how to scale those choices to the next level."

The Summit will have an attendance fee of $999 which will include registration, three-night's accommodations and meals. Details on specific tracks and speakers will be available this fall. To learn more about Red Hat Summit 2005, please visit or call 866-2-REDHAT.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more:

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