Red Hat Embarks on World Tour with IBM and HP will power the seven city tour focused on customers and community.

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Current open source topics such as intellectual property, technology roadmaps and insider perspectives on the future of open source will be presented by Red Hat executives and partners at each tour stop. Agendas will be built to address a range of attendees, from Fortune 500 customers to software developers and community members. Open forums of discussion to communicate with representatives from HP, IBM and Red Hat will be encouraged for all attendees.

Individuals can also participate in local eventsâeuro”Red Hat Meetupsâeuro”in thousands of cities and small towns in 51 countries via is a free online service that organizes gatherings of communities with common interests. also uses Red Hat to power its global network. "The open source community is one of the only true technology-focused communities that works together, regardless of geographical location, to improve innovation at a constant pace," said Myles Weissleder, Vice President, Communications at Meetup. "We are excited to begin working with the open source community to bring members together for the Red Hat World Tour and in the future."

"We are seeing an explosion in Linux growth where many enterprise customers are looking to run Linux with their mission critical applications utilizing the proven robustness of IBM's 64-bit POWERTM technology," said Brian Connors, Vice President, Linux on POWER, IBM. "IBM is joining Red Hat on this exciting world tour to address and share key insight with our joint enterprise customers on current and future open source innovations."

"HP is a market leader in Linux server revenue, and we're pleased to again work closely with Red Hat to sponsor open source initiatives and help drive Linux deeper into the enterprise and beyond," said Martin Fink, vice president of Linux, HP. "This is the latest chapter in the rich history between these two companies and we look forward to listening to software developers and the open source community to bring more value to our many shared customers."

For more information on the Red Hat World Tour or to register to attend a global event, please visit Viewers may also follow the tour via and

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