Red Hat Announces Headliners for Summit

Raleigh

United States, March 16, 2005

Industry leaders from HP, IBM and Intel, Red Hat luminaries and visionary speakers to address audience at Red Hat Summit.

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced the headlining speakers for their first-annual Red Hat Summit. Summit 2005 will be held in New Orleans June 1-3 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.

Matthew Szulik, Chairman and CEO will kick off the opening day of the Summit giving his perspective on where the open source is headed in the coming years. Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source Affairs and President of OSI will open the second day of the Summit. Other featured keynotes include:

  • Martin Fink, Vice President of Linux at HP
  • Richard Wirt,Vice President, Intel Senior Fellow,General Manager, Software and Solutions Group at Intel.
  • John Buckman, CEO and Founder of online record label, Magnatune.
  • Bruce Mau, CEO of Bruce Mau Designs, Inc. and creator of the exhibition, "Massive Change"

"As a frequent public speaker, I am well aware of the need to tailor a speech to a given audience. The Red Hat Summit gives our distinguished speakers a chance to "kick it up a notch" knowing that the attendees at this conference have made their choice and are now looking to build upon that choice," said Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat. "Some of our speakers will talk specifics: Technologies, architectures, and experiences that are highly relevant to Red Hat users. Some will talk about generalities: Principles of design, architecture, and freedom that are equally relevant to us as human beings. But whether specific or general, the topics won't be generic and the discussions won't be shallow. This is the conference that our users have been waiting for."

The Summit will have an attendance fee of $999 which will include registration, three-nights' accommodations and meals. To learn more about Red Hat Summit 2005, please visit http://www.redhat.com or call 866-2-REDHAT.

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