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Today marks 25 years since Red Hat was incorporated by Bob Young and Marc Ewing, and to help us celebrate, State of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane have declared March 26, 2018, as Red Hat Day across North Carolina and in Raleigh, respectively.

Red Hat was established in 1993 and has remained a proud resident of North Carolina since. We grew from our first corporate headquarters in Durham to North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus to our current global headquarters in downtown Raleigh, “the open source city.”

Recognizing today as Red Hat Day is important to us for many reasons. We’re proud to have played a part in the growth of the technology sector in Raleigh, across North Carolina, and around the world, and to have helped make open source what it is today. Thank you to the customers, partners, and Red Hat associates who made that possible.

We strive to not only foster the tech industry, but also the community where many Red Hatters live, helping Raleigh to become a place that is “Open to All.” Through the years we’ve collaborated with the City of Raleigh on many initiatives, most recently jointly supporting The Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness during our sponsorship of the Moore Square Park renovations. Conferences like All Things Open, CityCamp, Datapalooza, and more, have helped advance open innovation. There have been many more examples of efforts and initiatives in North Carolina and Raleigh that make us proud to be headquartered here, and we look forward to many more in the future.

Thank you to the Governor and Mayor for recognizing our 25th anniversary with Red Hat Day. We’re including the full text of their proclamations below.  

 

State of North Carolina:

WHEREAS: Red Hat, was incorporated on March 26, 1993, by its founders Bob Young and Marc Ewing; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat was established to develop software with an open source approach, through collaboration with an ecosystem of information (IT) leaders, advocates, developers and partners, with the vision to create a better foundation for the future of IT; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat has been a proud member of North Carolina through these 25 years, growing from its first corporate headquarters in Durham and its home on the North Carolina State University campus to its current global headquarters in downtown Raleigh; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat has grown into the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing technologies to its customers;

WHEREAS: Red Hat has long-standing commitment to promoting innovation and encouraging the growth of the technology sector in North Carolina and around the world; and

WHEREAS: Red Hat’s success would not be possible without the contributions of its world-class associates and their shared dedication to excellence; and

WHEREAS: Red Hat will continue to serve our community as an exemplary employer and corporate leader for generations to come; and

WHEREAS, North Carolina is proud to celebrate Red Hat, Inc., on the occasion of its 25th anniversary;

Now, Therefore, I, Roy Cooper, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim March 26, 2018 as “Red Hat Day” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.

 

City of Raleigh:

WHEREAS, Raleigh is proud to celebrate Red Hat, Inc., on the occasion of its 25th anniversary; and

WHEREAS: Red Hat, was incorporated on March 26, 1993, by its founders Bob Young and Marc Ewing; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat was established to develop software with an open source approach, through collaboration with an ecosystem of IT leaders, advocates, developers and partners, with the vision to create a better foundation for the future of IT; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat has been a proud citizen of North Carolina through these 25 years, growing from its first corporate headquarters in Durham and its home on the North Carolina State University campus to its current global headquarters in downtown Raleigh; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat has grown into the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing technologies to its customers; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat has long-standing commitment to promoting innovation and encouraging the growth of the technology sector in Raleigh, across North Carolina and around the world; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat could not have accomplished any of this without its world-class associates and their shared dedication to excellence; and,

WHEREAS: Red Hat will continue to serve as a leading citizen in our community as an exemplary employer and corporate leader for generations to come;

Now, Therefore, do I, Nancy MacFarlane, Mayor of the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, do hereby proclaim March 26, 2018 in the City of Raleigh as “Red Hat Day”

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