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Embedded Linux company woos Red Hatter

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James Prasad joined the San Jose, Calif.-based company after serving as general manager of Red Hat's European operations and the executive in charge of the company's partnership with embedded software specialist Wind River. Specifix announced the move in conjunction with the Open Source Business Conference here.

While at Red Hat, Prasad worked with Specifix co-founder Kim Knuttila--and before that both worked for a company called Cygnus Solutions that Red Hat acquired in 1999. Cygnus worked on the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), an open-source programming tool used to create countless software packages.

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