Press release

ADVISORY/The O'Reilly Debate: Red Hat and Microsoft to Square Off

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Event:          The O'Reilly Debate: Red Hat and Microsoft to 
                Square Off

Location:       The O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Sheraton San 
                Diego Hotel and Marina, Grande Ballrooms ABC

Webcast: or
                (one hour following the event)

Day/Time:       Thursday, July 26, 8:45-10:15 a.m. PDT

The highly anticipated showdown between Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann and Microsoft Senior Vice President Craig Mundie, "Shared Source vs. Open Source," will take place in the form of speeches and a wide-open panel discussion where they will square off against one another.

Red Hat is the undisputed leader in open source solutions. According to IDC, Linux was the fastest-growing server operating environment in 1998, 1999, and 2000, and Linux shipments increased more than 24 percent from 1999-2000, capturing 27 percent of the server operating system market and outpacing even Microsoft's growth during that period. A 2001 Netcraft survey also found that Linux is used for more public Web servers than any other non-Windows operating system—29 percent in total.

The speeches from Tiemann and Mundie will be followed by a panel discussion with additional experts on intellectual property and the software industry, moderated by Tim O'Reilly. The event will take place on Thursday, July 26 from 8:45-10:15 a.m. at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention and Perl Conference 5 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Grande Ballrooms ABC.

Debate Web cast:

A Web cast of the debate will be posted approximately one hour after the event at or

Additional Red Hat Speaking Events at O'Reilly:

Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann will also be delivering a separate keynote speech, titled "Big Hairy Problems: Open Source Challenges in the Enterprise," on Friday, July 27, from 8:45-10:15 a.m. in the Grande Ballrooms ABC at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Additional Red Hat presenters at the show include:

  • Randy Ray, Web Engineer

  • Paul Weinstein, Internet Systems Virtuoso

  • Permaine Cheung, Database Engineer

For details on a these presentations, please visit

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

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