[TriLUG] New Location: Bob Young, Oct 30
pjones at metalab.unc.edu
Mon Oct 15 11:14:52 EDT 2007
Please come and please forward as appropriate.
Who: Bob Young, founder of Lulu.com, Lulu.tv and Red hat
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: 103 Stone Center (new location!!!)
City/Town: Chapel Hill, NC
The connection between Ibiblio, Open Source, Lulu, and the number 42.
Entrepreneurs can be found in all fields of human activity, not just
business. The common characteristic of Entrepreneurs, and most humans for
that matter, is they eventually get tired of just listening and throwing
things at the television set, or the pompous Professor at the front of the
room, or their software supplier, and instead decide one day to do
something about it. This explains Paul Jones and Ibiblio, it explains
Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds of the
free-software-open-source-gnu-linux movement, and it explains Lulu. It
also explains the number 42.
About Bob Young
Bob Young is the founder and CEO of Lulu.com, the premiere international
marketplace for new digital content on the Internet, with more than
100,000 recently published titles and more than 2,500 new titles added
each week, created by people in 80 different countries.
Lulu.com, founded in 2002, is Young's most recent endeavour. The success
of this company has earned Young notable recognition; he was named one of
the "Top 50 Agenda-Setters in the Technology Industry in 2006" and was
ranked as the fourth "Top Entrepreneur for 2006," both by Silicon.com.
In 1993 Young co-founded Red Hat, the open source software company that
gives hardware and software vendors a standard platform on which to
certify their technology. Red Hat has evolved into a Fortune 500 company
and chief rival to Microsoft and Sun. His success at Red Hat won him
industry accolades, including nomination as one of Business Week's "Top
Entrepreneurs" in 1999.
"Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation." Alasdair Gray
pjones at ibiblio.org NEW voice: (919) 360-7740 fax: (919) 962-8071
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