Open Source Visionaries to Keynote Red Hat Summit 2006


United States, January 11, 2006

Cory Doctorow and Eben Moglen top list of notable speakers at industry's premiere open source technology summit

Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source to the enterprise, today announced that world renowned visionaries Cory Doctorow, noted author and fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Eben Moglen, Chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center, will keynote the second annual Red Hat Summit in Nashville, Tenn. The Red Hat Summit will be held May 30-June 2, 2006 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.

The industry's premiere open source knowledge exchange, Red Hat Summit 2006 is expected to draw current and future Red Hat customers and partners from around the world. In addition to Mr. Doctorow and Prof. Moglen, Red Hat Summit 2006 will feature a variety of well-known industry speakers, hands-on technical workshops, a technology lab, roundtable discussions and product demonstrations, as well as sessions geared toward key open source issues and technologies including security, virtualization and storage.

Mr. Cory Doctorow currently serves as a fellow to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (, a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. Before his recent appointment, he served as the European Affairs Coordinator for the EFF. In addition to being a published science fiction novelist and accomplished technology writer, Mr. Doctorow worked extensively at the United Nations and various technical standards bodies. Further information on Mr. Doctorow can be found at

Mr. Eben Moglen is a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University is the founder and chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center and, serves pro bono as general counsel for the Free Software Foundation. He was awarded the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s 2003 Pioneer Award for contribution to freedom in the electronic society and also serves as a director of the Public Patent Foundation. Information on Prof. Moglen's work is available at

Red Hat Summit 2006 will kick-off on Tuesday, May 30 with an address from Red Hat's chairman, president and chief executive, Matthew Szulik.

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