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For years, we’ve collaborated with DreamWorks in the Linux community to define and drive Linux to achieve high-grade commercial reliability and quality that’s unmatched in the industry. I’ve personally worked closely together with DreamWorks CTO Ed Leonard, and our teams have formed a close partnership that has resulted in solutions and technologies that are helping to not only drive the animation industry, but the next wave of the computing industry too. With our solutions, DreamWorks has successfully produced open source software-based animations, including the Shrek movies.

DreamWorks has been an important supporter of Red Hat and of the open source movement, and we’re happy to return the favor as we recognize Ed and his team as they are honored with an Annie Award for promoting Linux and open source technology in animation and gaming software. Ed was extremely instrumental in recognizing Linux, and specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as the main production platform for animation. As we incorporate new technologies into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ed has served an early adopter eager to help us optimize our offerings. We’ve seen him and as a real technology leader and trailblazer. Congratulations, Ed.

About the author

Paul Cormier is president and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT software solutions and services. Before being named president and CEO in April 2020, Cormier was president of Products and Technologies at Red Hat, driving major strategy shifts and expansion of the company’s portfolio of products and services.

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