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Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann Appointed to Embedded Linux Consortium Board of Directors

Industry Veteran Joins Fellow Linux Experts in Effort to Advance Open Source in the Embedded Marketplace and Will Keynote at Upcoming Conference

RALEIGH, N.C

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), a leader in open source Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) has appointed Michael Tiemann, chief technical officer (CTO), to the ELC Board. The ELC is a non-profit, vendor-neutral trade organization whose goal is to promote Linux throughout the embedded, applied and appliance computing markets. The board consists of top executives in the embedded Linux arena.

"The ELC provides a context in which a 'meeting of the minds' can take place between the open source community, embedded developers and commercial product companies," said Tiemann. "As a board member of the ELC, my goal is to ensure that these meetings serve each constituency as effectively as possible, and that the consortium can achieve its goal of making Linux the preferred solution for embedded operating systems."

Tiemann was appointed to the position of CTO for Red Hat in January of 2000 when it acquired Cygnus Solutions, a leader in open source software and an innovating force in Internet software infrastructure.

Tiemann to keynote Embedded Linux Expo

Prior to ELC's first meeting, Tiemann will be delivering the keynote address at the upcoming Embedded Linux Expo & Conference to be held on June 22 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, Calif. The address, titled "Embedded Linux and Other Revolutionary Combinations," will be taking place from 8:30-9:15 a.m. For more information on the conference agenda, please visit http://www.rtcgroup.com/elinuxexpo/conferenceagenda.html.

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About the Embedded Linux Consortium

The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) is a non-profit mutual benefit association directed by its members. Its parents are 23 forward-thinking corporations providing resources, leadership and global reach, and dozens more multinational vendors and individuals. Members contribute dues and participate in management, promotion and implementation efforts, in return for a growing market opportunity for all. For more information on the ELC, please visit http://www.embedded-linux.org.

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. 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: http://www.redhat.com

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