Thursday Apr 12, 2007

The other Red Hat

I have a bunch of Google alerts that Ive set to monitor news about our partners and the industry.  One that I have set is for "Red Hat," a key partner of ours in our x64 server business. While the majority of the articles in the alerts are indeed related to Red Hat the GNU/Linux vendor I get a few a week dealing with the other Red Hat. 

So some days the alert will look like this:

Red Hat Fourth Quarter Earnings Call
123Jump.com - Miami Beach,FL,USA
This summary is based on the fourth quarter fiscal 2007 earnings call conducted by Red Hat, Inc. (RHT: chart) on March 29, 2007. ...

Red Hat to make India services strategy hub
Economic Times - India
MUMBAI: A year and half after it bought out its Indian JV partner and set up a fully-owned subsidiary in the country, open source software leader Red Hat ...

Red Hat Honeys
Picayune Item - Picayune,MS,USA
PICAYUNE — Members of the Red Hat Honeys recently attended the musical “HATS!” at Harrah’s Casino. The trip was a complete success as the group not only ...

If your not familiar with the other Red Hat, its the Red Hat Society and as it explains on their web site "The Red Hat Society is a social organization where there is fun after fifty (and before) for women of all walks of life" and, like LUGs, there are chapters all across the U.S. and Canada. 

I dont mean to dish but I heard that there was a long drawn out battle over who had rights to the name, cease and desists flying back and forth.  Finally in the spirit of the iPhone settlement, they decided to peacefully co-exist. 

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Pau for now...

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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