Red Hat stakes its position on SOPA/PIPA

Two bills pending in the US Congress – the “Stop Online Piracy Act” or SOPA in the House, and the “PROTECT IP Act” or PIPA in the Senate – raise enormous concerns for North Carolina home grown technology companies like Red Hat. At a time when we are working to rebuild confidence in our economy, their potential effect on jobs and innovation is a matter of serious concern.

As America’s – and the world’s – largest and most successful provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, Red Hat is proud to be headquartered in Raleigh. Our high-quality, affordable technology solutions are found throughout the mission-critical IT architecture of the financial, defense, transportation, telecommunications and most other industry sectors. Our success and, increasingly, the economic success of our state is the product of the encouragement of open innovation and collaboration. A vital ingredient of this success involves leveraging the tremendous gains that the Internet has brought through online collaboration, software development and sharing of ideas.


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