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May 20, 2008

Hello Grandpa

srikanth @ 9:02 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211317378 ) Play

What is this sports team’s connection to the software/services world?

Cracked by: Prasad , madhur , prasanth , Goyal , Rohan , Sandhip , Tathagata Chatterjee , , Ganesh Prasad , BiGFooT , jayanth , varuns88 , Dibyo , yaksha , akhi , priyananda , shashank , shyam , udupendra , rajeshvj and srikar.  (Everyone who tried, basically)

Note 1: With this answer udupendra‘s score has hit 200. Congratulations dude!
Note 2: Just a reminder, avoid copy-pasting whole texts from websites into BB. There’s basically no need for it, since if you just put the funda, you’ll get the points.

Answer:
Red Hat Linux was named after Marc Ewing’s grandfather’s Cornell Lacrosse team cap.


22 Responses to “Hello Grandpa”

  1. Prasad

    Red Hat Linux.


  2. madhur
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    Red Hat Company founder Marc Ewing was given the Cornell lacrosse team cap by his grandfather. He lost it and had to search for it desperately. The manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux had an appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone.


  3. red hat in red hat linux is a reference to a red Cornell University lacrosse cap
    given to company founder Marc Ewing by his grandfather.


  4. Goyal
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    Red Hat – Marc Ewing.


  5. Rohan
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    Red hat of linux fame


  6. Sandhip

    The “Red Hat” in the Red Hat Inc, is a reference to a red Cornell University lacrosse cap given to company founder Marc Ewing by his grandfather.


  7. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    In 1993 Marc Ewing, co-founder and chief technology officer of Red Hat Linux, first started Red Hat a name based on an old red and white Cornell lacrosse cap his grandfather gave him.

    regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  8. Anonymous

    Red Hat’s affinity with Cornell is its name.
    Company founder, Marc Ewing, was given a Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) while at college by his grandfather. It was his favorite hat. He lost it somewhere in Philadelphia in his last year of school and named the company “Red Hat” to memorialize his Cornell hat


  9. Ganesh Prasad

    Red Hat’s other affinity with Cornell is its name. Company founder, Marc Ewing, was given a Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) while at college by his grandfather. It was his favorite hat. He lost it somewhere in Philadelphia in his last year of school and named the company “Red Hat” to memorialize his Cornell hat


  10. BiGFooT

    “Red Hat” is a reference to a red Cornell University lacrosse cap
    given to company founder Marc Ewing by his grandfather.


  11. “Red Hat”(the Linux distro/company) is a reference to a red Cornell University lacrosse cap given to company founder Marc Ewing by his grandfather.


  12. varuns88
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    Bob Young and Marc Ewing launched the Red Hat Software – named after the red Cornell Lacrosse cap Ewing inherited from his grandpa.


  13. Dibyo
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    “Red Hat” is a reference to a red Cornell University lacrosse cap given to company founder Marc Ewing by his grandfather


  14. yaksha
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    Marc Ewing’s lost red cap
    ANS> red hat


  15. akhi
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    The “red hat ” of red hat Linux ?


  16. priyananda

    Mark Ewing named his company RedHat


  17. Red Hat

    Quite an interesting story…
    “Company founder Marc Ewing was given the Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) while at college by his grandfather. He lost it and had to search for it desperately. The manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux had an appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone!”

    source http://org-names.blogspot.com/


  18. shyam

    Red Hat – The Cornell Lacrosse cap was given to Mark Ewing by his grand father!!


  19. udupendra
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    That, my friend, could be Marc Ewing’s Red Hat. Please return it to him.


  20. rajeshvj
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    Easy. Red Hat.

    Company founder, Marc Ewing, was given a Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) while at college by his grandfather. He lost it somewhere in Philadelphia in his last year of school and named the company “Red Hat” to memorialize his Cornell hat.


  21. Red Hat – Company founder Marc Ewing was given the Cornell lacrosse team cap while at college by his grandfather. He lost it and had to search for it desperately. The manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux had an appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone!


  22. neeraj

    madhur …you are right!


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