spent seven years as chief executive of MainControl, a German software firm.
Red Hat Latest News about Red Hat-[icon-inline-search.gif] said Monday that Timothy Buckley, the executive who helped build the company
into the world's dominant provider of open-source software, has left the company.
A company spokeswoman said Buckley, who could not be reached for comment, chose to retire because he wanted to spend more time with friends and
family. Other executives of the Raleigh company, including CEO Matthew Szulik, also were unavailable, said spokeswoman Leigh Day.
Buckley, 52, has been the company's chief operating officer since April 1999, when Red Hat was a small start-up that primarily sold its Linux Relevant
Products/Services from Microsoft Resources for UNIX Pros-[icon-inline-shop.gif] software through retail stores. It was Buckley, say analysts, who led
the transformation of Red Hat from an alternative operating system used primarily by college students into a viable option for large corporations.