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From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Wed Jan 24 2007 - 12:11:36 CST

  *Open Voting Consortium CEO to Keynote Red Hat Summit 2007*

Alan Dechert Joins the Growing Panel of Visionaries for the May
Conference in San Diego

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading
provider of open source solutions, today announced the co-founder,
president and CEO of the Open Voting Consortium, Alan Dechert will
keynote at the third annual Red Hat Summit in San Diego, Calif. The Red
Hat Summit will take place May 9-11, 2007 at the Sheraton San Diego
Hotel and Marina.

The Red Hat Summit 2007 will bring together partners and customers of
all kinds in an open source knowledge exchange. The event will feature
six tracks designed to address the latest areas of interest in the open
source industry including virtualization, Service-Oriented Architecture
(SOA) and intellectual property law. With hands-on workshops,
demonstrations, informative sessions and more, the Red Hat Summit will
feature industry leaders such as Dechert and Chairman of the Software
Freedom Law Center, Eben Moglen. Moglen, a Red Hat Summit 2006 keynoter,
is a confirmed track speaker for the 2007 conference.

"It is an honor to be given the opportunity to keynote at the Red Hat
Summit 2007," said Dechert. "As a strong open source advocate, I see the
relevance of this conference and the importance of the open
collaboration it fosters among great minds. I am thrilled to be involved
in the Summit and look forward to attending in May."

Alan Dechert is a seasoned software test engineer and application
developer with over 15 years of industry experience. He helped craft one
of the most widely used open source computer programs to remedy the Y2K
problem. In 2003 he was one of three co-founders of the Open Voting
Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development,
maintenance and delivery of open voting systems for use in public
elections. Through the use of open source code systems, the Open Voting
Consortium aims to deprivatize the voting system in the United States.
Currently serving as president and CEO of the Open Voting Consortium,
Dechert works full time for the organization educating the public,
pressing for needed legislation for electoral accountability and raising
funds for programming needed for the open source voting machine and
election tabulation software.

Registration for the Red Hat Summit 2007 in San Diego is open with
discounts for those who commit prior to Feb. 16, 2007. For more
information, or to register for the Red Hat Summit, visit
www.redhat.com/promo/summit/ <http://www.redhat.com/promo/summit/>

*About Red Hat, Inc.*

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headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe.
CIOs rank Red Hat the most valuable software vendor 3 years running in
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and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high-quality,
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platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, along with applications, management,
and middleware solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite.
Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures and
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training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through
top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a
long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and
leverage open source technologies with a focus on security and ease of
management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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