Red Hat to Present Red Hat Summit and JBoss World Next September, 2009


United States, October 1, 2008

Annual events to be hosted at the Chicago Hilton September 1-3, 2009

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced plans to present the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World at the downtown Hilton Chicago September 1-3, 2009. Red Hat and JBoss customers, partners and community members are invited to attend the co-located events to collaborate on the future of open source technology.

The fifth annual Red Hat Summit will provide the opportunity for business decision makers, engineers, developers and open source community members to gather to learn and discuss innovations, trends and developments in open source technology. Summit 2009 will offer technical and business sessions, hands-on labs, demonstrations, solutions expos and the opportunity to network and share with Red Hat developers and engineers. The event will also feature visionary keynotes from Red Hat executives and industry luminaries.

The fourth annual JBoss World, presented by Red Hat, will gather JBoss customers, partners and community members together in Chicago to explore the latest advancements in JBoss' middleware technologies through sessions and hands-on labs. With a comprehensive agenda, the event offers both business and technical educational sessions, interactive discussions, customer case studies, product demonstrations, partner displays, networking opportunities and keynotes from JBoss business and community leaders.

"Hosting the Summit and JBoss World together in one location for the first time is a natural next step for Red Hat as we move forward in delivering an integrated open source solution set," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat. "As the value proposition of the combination of Red Hat and JBoss solutions expands, we're excited to unify our customers, partners and the community in Chicago. We expect that the 2009 events will provide exciting and unique experiences for all those who attend."

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