Where did Redhat derive from?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Where did Redhat derive from? Did it derive directly from Linus Torvaldis linux distro (2 years earlier) or did it have roots in BSD or System-V ?? I am just wondering how to classify Redhat in the Linux world. 1991 Linus Torvalds releases the Linux® kernel. 1993 Bob Young incorporates ACC Corporation, a catalog business that sells Linux and UNIX software accessories and books, and distributes a magazine called New York UNIX. 1994 Marc Ewing creates his own distribution of Linux, which he names Red Hat® Linux. Released in October, it becomes known as the Halloween release. (HowTos)