January 31, 2006
Red Hat Adds Muscle to One Laptop Per Child Movement
(Press Release) RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2006--Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source to the enterprise, today formally announced its founding corporate membership in the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative. The OLPC project aims to create and distribute inexpensive laptop computers to students around the globe for educational purposes, particularly those in developing countries. Red Hat is focused mainly on the software aspects, and plans to drive the development of the operating system for the OLPC machines. The company's design plans also encompass larger issues of open source community participation, training, support, providing updates, certifications, and integrating additional technologies over time.