Bob Young on Red Hat's origins

By Joe Barr, LinuxWorld.com |  Operating Systems


LinuxWorld.com recently caught up with Red Hat Chairman Bob Young. After a missed connection or two, Young began the interview by recounting the good old days when Red Hat Software was just getting started. Read more to learn how he and Marc Ewing first got together, and the changes they made to the original Red Hat distribution that have made it number one today.



Young began by going back to Red Hat's misty origins:


Red Hat got started, well, legally, we got started in March of '93, when I quit my day job and went to work in my wife's sewing closet trying to make a living. And I was doing a bunch of things at that time, but one of them was selling free software. I was publishing a newsletter called New York Unix.



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