Definition : named from the red cap, the founder Marc Ewing use to wear
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What does Red-Hat mean?

Red Hat Red Hat is a software company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. While at college, company founder Marc Ewing was given the Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) by his grandfather, he was referred to as that guy in the red hat. By the time he wrote the manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux he had lost the cap, so the manual included an appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found.