See also: Red hat
Red Hat () is a multinational of American origin publishing Distributions Linux. It is one of the companies dedicated to the Logiciel the S Open Source most important and most recognized. It also constitutes the first distributer of the Operating system Linux. Red Hat was founded in 1995 and its head office is with Raleigh in North Carolina. It has in addition to this last a big number of offices in the whole world.
The company is mainly known for its product Red Hat Enterprise Linux, an operating system intended for the companies. Red Hat provides software platforms (operating system, Middleware (JBoss), applications, and management solution) as well as services of assistance, formation and council.
HistoryIn 1993, Bob Young launched the AAC Corporation, a company having for goal to sell software accessories for Linux and Unix. Then in 1994, Marc Ewing created his own version of Linux, which it called Red Hat Linux. Ewing published it in October and it was known to have been the Halloween version. Young bought the business of Ewing in 1995, and the two companies amalgamated to give the executive company Red Hat Software directed by Young like Chief officer.
The November 15th 1999, Red Hat repurchased Cygnus Solution. Cygnus proposed a commercial assistance for the free software and of maintenance for certain products GNU like GNU Debugger and GNU binutils. Michael Tiemann worked like Chief Technical Officer of Red Hat and currently occupies the functions of vice-president of the Open Source businesses.
In February 2000, InfoWorld gave to Red Hat the title of “Operating system of the year” (4th edition) for version 6.1 of Red Hat Linux.
In February 2002, the head office of the company moved, it left Durham for the campus of the Université of State of North Carolina.
In March 2002, Red Hat presented the first operating system of the type undertaken: Red Hat Advanced Server which was famous Red Hat Enterprise Linux thereafter. The companies Dell, IBM, HP and Oracle Corporation announced their support for this platform.
In December 2005, Red Hat appeared first of the classification of magazine CIO Insight.
The Red Hat actions made their entry in NASDAQ-100 on February 19th, 2005.
The Fedora project
See also: Project Fedora
Economic modelRed Hat functions using a Economic model Open Source, based on an opened code, a Community development, services of quality assurance professionals and an assistance customer functioning by subscription. The developers take the sources of the core Linux and improve it so that it corresponds to certain needs. The code that they produce is opened, thus other programmers can add adaptations and improvements to it. When a problem is discovered, a whole community of users can cooperate to find a solution. The development process in its globality is faster and less expensive than a model owner for which the code is not put at the availability of the users, by using for example open bookstores source or by starting again an already existing project.
Red Hat sells subscriptions of assistance, formations and services of integration which help the customers to use the open software source.
Programs and projects
A portable by childThe engineers of Red Hat take part in the operation One Laptop per Child .
Red Hat Magazine
Red Hat Exchange
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