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ADVISORY/Red Hat CEO, Matthew Szulik, To Keynote LinuxWorld Address


LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

Event:      Red Hat CEO, Matthew Szulik, To Keynote LinuxWorld 

Location:   LinuxWorld Conference & Exposition
            Marriott San Francisco—Salon  9;
            San Francisco, California

Day/Time:   Thursday—August 30, 2001 / 9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. PT



The open source community has created one of the most powerful forces for technological change in history. But now we must act to promote open source in our schools and protect open source in our government.

Technology companies, particularly those that create and sell proprietary software, approach our schools as a marketplace, not as a responsibility. By extending their lock on the educational system, they have restricted choice, institutionalized inefficiency and imposed artificially high prices. In our government, a lack of organization among the open source community has let the lobbying interests of proprietary software vendors go unchallenged.

On this the 10th anniversary of Linux, Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik will address the power open source software can have on our schools and society in his LinuxWorld keynote titled, "Open Source Now." This presentation is scheduled for Thursday, August 30, 2001 from 9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. PT in Salon 9 of the Marriott San Francisco.

Following CEO Matthew Szulik's keynote address, Red Hat representatives will be on hand in the Red Hat booth (#653) on the LinuxWorld Exposition floor. CTO Michael Tiemann will also be on hand to discuss recent initiatives that Red Hat has announced and the company's overall technology focus moving forward.

Also at the Red Hat booth, Red Hat will be showcasing Red Hat Embedded Linux and the latest embedded technology. The Red Hat Embedded Linux demo will feature a new GUI configuration tool, robust tools for building systems on an ARM-based board, remote debugging, and more.

For additional information on the conference and the recent Red Hat announcements, please visit

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