1994
1997
First venture capital firms invest in a free software business.
http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1211546
1998
Term “open source” is coined.
http://opensource.org/history
1999
Record-breaking technology IPO.
http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-229679.html
2002
DreamWorks Animation makes the first film created entirely with Linux.
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/Linux-Plays-Starring-Role-in-Sinbad/
2004
8 of the top 10 global investment banks are Red Hat customers.
http://news.cnet.com/Morgan-Stanley-aids-Linux-learning-curve/2100-1016_3-981696.html
2006
NYSE listing.
2007
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is only operating system on Amazon EC2.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/red-hat-puts-enterprise-linux-in-amazons-cloud/6922
2009
NYSE selects Red Hat platform and middleware solution for its financial trading platform.
www.redhat.com/en/resources/nyse-euronext-standardizes-red-hat-jboss-middleware
2011
Red Hat ranked No 4 in Forbes’ most innovative company list.
www.forbes.com/lists/2011/most-innovative-growth-companies.html
2012
Red Hat makes first billion in a fiscal year, and becomes a platinum member of the OpenStack foundation.
www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/red-hat-reports-fourth-quarter-and-fiscal-year-2012-results
2013