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The Fedora Project Announces First-Annual Conference; Fedora Users and Developers To Meet In Boston February 18

RALEIGH, CAROLINE DU NORD

RALEIGH, N.C.--Feb. 3, 2005--The Fedora Project, a Red Hat-sponsored (Nasdaq: RHAT) and community-supported open source project, today announced the first-annual Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDcon). Held at Boston University on Friday, February 18th, FUDcon is the first conference to bring together Fedora users and developers from around the world.

FUDcon 1 will provide the opportunity for the members of the open source community, including developers, users, and enterprises, that are contributing to the Fedora Project to exchange ideas, influence the direction of the Fedora Project, and advance the project forward.

The conference boasts a comprehensive agenda to address the wide range of interests and expertise of those involved in the Fedora Project. Separate tracks for users and developers will include in depth discussion sessions ranging from Stateless Linux to the state of the Fedora Project.

Prominent keynote and session speakers include Michael Tiemann, Vice President of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat; Havoc Pennington, technical lead of the Desktop team at Red Hat; and Eric S. Raymond, author of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" and co-founder of the Open Source Institute.

The conference is free of charge to all attendees, however space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email fudcon-register@fedoraproject.org.

For full conference details, please visit: http://fedoraproject.org/fudcon

For more information, please contact the Fedora Project Press team at press@fedoraproject.org.

About the Fedora Project

The Fedora Project is sponsored by Red Hat and is a collaborative effort between Red Hat and the open source community. Built exclusively from the latest open source technology, the Fedora operating system is community supported and freely available. The Fedora Project is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc. For more information, please visit fedora.redhat.com.

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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