[ox] Red Hat Center for Open Source
- From: Stefan Merten <smerten dialup.nacamar.de>
- Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 13:17:09 +0100
Liebe Oekonuxen und Wossies,
hier ein Hinweis auf eine m.E. interessante Entwicklung bei Red Hat.
Red Hat Center for Open Source
Red Hat, Inc. has announced the formation of a new non-profit
organization, the Red Hat Center for Open Source (RHCOS), that will
sponsor, support, promote and engage in a wide range of scientific
and educational projects intended to advance the social principles
of open source for the greater good of the general public. RHCOS
will foster projects that advance the philosophy of open source,
through which collaborative intellectual pursuits produce results to
be freely shared and enhanced throughout society. Red Hat, Inc.
co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Marc Ewing will devote
considerable time and effort to the new organization as a Founding
In addition to Ewing and Young, the Board of Directors for RHCOS
includes well-known innovators and thought leaders. Board members
* John Seely Brown, Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and
Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). His personal
research interests include digital culture, ubiquitous
computing, user-centering design and organizational and
individual learning. A major focus of Brown's research over the
years has been in human learning and the management of radical
* John Gilmore, entrepreneur and free software pioneer. The
architect of the first Sun workstations, Gilmore is a co-founder
of Cygnus Solutions, a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation and a leading advocate for intellectual freedom.
* Lawrence Lessig, Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law,
contracts, comparative constitutional law and the law of
* Sim B. Sitkin, PhD, Associate Professor at the Fuqua School of
Business, Duke University. Professor Sitkin's teaching interests
include managerial effectiveness, organizational behavior,
organization design, organizational control and the management
of organizational change.
RHCOS will initially be funded with $8 million in a combination of
cash and Red Hat common stock donated by Red Hat, Inc. and three
founding investors of Red Hat: Young; Ewing; and Frank Batten, Chief
Executive Officer of Landmark Communications. Details regarding
grant criteria and the application process are currently being
determined by the Board of Directors and will be released at a later
For more information, email center redhat.com.
Lawrence Lessig ist auch in dem WOS-Beitrag von Lutterbeck/Ishii
mehrfach erwähnt worden, der auf beiden Listen verteilt wurde.
Mit li(e)bertären Grüßen