Red Hat Thanks Roots

I agree with this. Thanks to Linus Torvalds and the others that have created and worked on Linux.

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Jim Whitehurst, left, and Linus Torvalds

Jim Whitehurst doesn’t forget his roots – or at least those on which his successful career is based.

The chief executive officer at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), was a huge fan and user of Linux as an executive at Delta Airlines long before he was recruited to become the top gun of the world’s top Linux software developer and services provider in December 2007. And as Red Hat revised its financial forecast upward on Wednesday to say it expected to top $1 billion in revenues for the first time he thanked the people who made Linux and open source possible.

“On a final note, last month, Linux celebrated its 20th anniversary, and I want to recognize the contribution of Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman and the other early trailblazers of open source,” Whitehurst said.

“Without open source and the collaborative development model, many of the key technologies that make our lives more productive and interesting would not exist. This year, Red Hat will be

e the first open source company to surpass $1 billion in revenue.”




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