Red Hat Logo – The company Red Hat is an American software company based in Raleigh , North Carolina , among other things, the widespread distribution of Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux and sells at the Fedora Project is involved. In the past, and Red Hat Linux has distributed by Red Hat. The shares of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. stock exchange NYSE traded.
The company was founded in 1993 by Red Hat Marc Ewing founded and joined the company in 1995 with ACC together by Canadian Bob Young. Young took over the company, the Office of the CEO , the 1999 Matthew J. Szulik passed, who headed the company until 2007.
In July 1999, the Stuttgart-based company was taken over Delix, makers of the German Linux distribution (DLD), out of which the Red Hat, Inc. emerged. On 11 August 1999, Red Hat with an initial public offering of six million shares at a price of $ 14 per share on the stock exchange NASDAQ . On 15 November 1999, Red Hat announced that they would accept the open-source developers Cygnus Solutions. Red Hat has since also for cygwin responsible. Other acquisitions followed, including, among other things ArsDigita, Sistina and the Netscape Directory Server.
2003 Red Hat decided to focus only on future corporate customers, the largest part of Red Hat’s sales generate. For this reason, the development of Red Hat Linux formally in the community project Fedora Core released. This core team will continue to consist of Fedora, Red Hat paid developers, the possibility of participation by volunteers is considerably larger and more comprehensive than before. On the Fedora-based Red Hat’s code base since premium product for enterprise customers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux . On 19 October 2005 left the company co-founder Bob Young, the company in order to devote himself to private projects.
Today Red Hat is the market leader in the field of Linux distributions for servers . Red Hat has over 2,500 employees and 58 offices . The headquarters is located in Raleigh (North Carolina) in the United States . The company is active in the fields of development, implementation and management of Linux – and open source solutions for network infrastructure. The product offering ranges from embedded systems to Web servers , and includes additional support, training and management support.
Red Hat in June 2006, the acquisition of JBoss completed. By acquiring JBoss, the world’s leading provider of open source middleware , Red Hat, the trend towards service-oriented architectures (SOA) to accelerate. The company is also allowing the operation of the next generation of Web-enabled applications on a low-cost, secure open source platform. Following the resignation of Jim Whitehurst Szulik joined by 2008 his successor as CEO and president of.
Red Hat 2010 was once again in the top 10 list of companies that made most commits to the Linux kernel. 12.4 percent of the work on the kernel can be derived from paid programmers from Red Hat. Thus, they are in second place, according to the group of unknown contributors.