Red Hat Opens Call For Papers For Fourth-Annual Red Hat Summit


United States, January 3, 2008

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the call for papers for the fourth-annual Red Hat Summit, taking place June 18-20, 2008 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., is now open.

The Red Hat Summit is an annual conference featuring hands-on workshops, demonstrations, technical and business sessions, solutions expos and opportunities to speak and network with the developers, engineers and partners behind Red Hat's leading open source software solutions. Bringing together customers, partners and members of the community in a global open source knowledge exchange, the Red Hat Summit also highlights keynote speeches presented by visionary industry leaders.

Submissions are being accepted for the following Red Hat Summit content categories:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Infrastructure: Focused on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform and related infrastructure solutions, including applications, virtualization, security, performance optimization and more.
  • JBoss and Middleware: Focused on Red Hat middleware technologies, featuring platforms and frameworks for building and deploying web applications in a service-oriented architecture.
  • Open Source: Focused on examining the current issues and future opportunities facing open source advocates -- the meaning of open source, how it's changing the software world and its effect on businesses, governments and society. Topics may include intellectual property, collaboration, best practices, Creative Commons and licensing.
  • Emerging Technologies: Focused on the future of open source and Linux technology, where the Linux platform is being extended today and discussions on Linux and related open source technologies and projects from a long-term perspective.
  • Business Perspectives: Focused on current and prospective customers who will discuss the value that Linux and open source bring to organizations, business trends, Red Hat partner programs and ways open source technology can help solve business problems.

"The Red Hat Summit in June 2008 will present an opportunity for our customers, partners and the community to share their experiences and perspectives on open source," said Michael Chen, vice president of Corporate Marketing at Red Hat. "This is an excellent opportunity for our community to submit cutting-edge topics and content that will provide value to all Red Hat Summit attendees."

The Red Hat Summit call for papers closes on Friday, February 8, 2008. For more information on the call for papers, or to make a submission, visit For more information about the Red Hat Summit 2008 in Boston, Mass., visit

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