Bob Young is known as the founder of Red Hat, and, but he is also the founder of an open source solutions company that aims to support open source media players and servers like Gnash and Cygnal.

According to

Gnash is a GPL’d Flash movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript2 classes. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86 processors, and 64 bit architectures. Ports to Darwin and Windows are in progress for a future release. The plugin works best with Firefox 1.0.4 or newer, and should work in any Mozilla based browser. There is also a standalone player for GNOME or KDE based desktops.

Bob will be speaking at UNC (as noted below)
as we begin to celebrate ibiblio’s 15th year.
Bob Young
Who: Bob Young, founder of, and Red hat
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Room 103