Tim Buckley, a former chief operating officer at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), is the newest member of the board of directors at startup

Like Red Hat, Revolution is focused on open source solutions with an emphasis on software for computational statistics.

Buckley currently is principal of Buckley Investments in Raleigh, N.C.

"Tim Buckley brings an immeasurable wealth of knowledge to REvolution Computing from his years of experience growing open-source software companies into major market players," said REvolution Computing Chief Executive Officer Richard Schultz. "He is among those who have blazed the trail in commercial open source that we aim to follow, and we are delighted to have Tim on the board."