Leading Distributor Of E-Business Services And Applications Signs Seasoned Open Source Visionary To Board of Directors
(October 30, 2000) New York, NY – Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows Inc., a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet, announced today that Robert F. Young, Co-Founder and Chairman of Red Hat, has been appointed to its board of directors. As part of Tucows’ board, Mr. Young will join a distinguished group of directors from top corporations including StiVentures, XDL Capital Corp. and Eurocom Communications Ltd. Mr. Young is an open source visionary who brings 20 years of experience in the high tech industry to Tucows.
“Tucows is an innovative company providing great value to Internet users and the service provider community. The rate of innovation exhibited by the team at Tucows shows extraordinary promise for the future,” said Young. “I am honored to join the board and am looking forward to helping Tucows capitalize on its many opportunities.”
“Mr. Young is one of the true stars to emerge from the Internet industry over the last couple of years and we are proud to have him join Tucows,” said Noss. “His marketing savvy and experience have helped lead the open source community and will be invaluable to this company.
Mr. Young, 46, is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source Internet infrastructure solutions, ranging from small embedded devices to high availability clusters and web serving. A true open source visionary, Mr. Young’s efforts developing Red Hat into a household name have won him prestigious honors such as Business Week’s “Top 50 Entrepreneurs” and Smart Resellers “50 Smart People.” He is a 20-year veteran of the computer industry with proven marketing skills and extensive experience in finance at the head of two computer leasing companies. Mr. Young holds an Honors BA from the University of Toronto.
Tucows is a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet. With a network of more than 4,000 Managed Service Providers (Internet Service Providers, Web Hosting companies, Domain Name Resellers and others) in more than 100 countries around the world, we believe Tucows is the largest network of its kind. The Tucows site offers over 30,000 software titles in libraries located around the world, providing users with a fast local download. Tucows Inc. is an ICANN-accredited registrar. Tucows is the leading provider of wholesale domain name registrations and related services in the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.opensrs.org or http://partner.tucows.com or go to http://www.tucows.com and click on Partner Home.
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