Red Hat Announces Date and Location for Summit 2006

Raleigh

United States, August 10, 2005

2nd annual conference brings together community, customers and partners in Nashville May 30 – June 2.

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced the second-annual Red Hat Summit. Summit 2006 will be held in Nashville May 30 - June 2 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.

"The Summit is Red Hat's answer to costly, corporate conferences delivering little value to participants," said Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source Advocacy at Red Hat. "We invite customers, partners and users to share open source best practices, discuss how to solve problems, and find better ways move technology forward."

Preregistration for Summit 2006 is now available at www.redhat.com/promo/summit/. Details on specific tracks and speakers will be available this fall.

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