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LinuxPlanet: VA Linux Stays Focused on Former Parent's Mission

Nov 25, 2004, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"VA Linux--that's right, we said VA Linux--has introduced a new LDAP Directory application early Wednesday to complement its new line of high-available software products.

"If you're wondering why VA has suddenly returned to the business of Linux servers, perhaps it would be best to mention that this is not the US-based VA Software, but rather VA Linux Systems Japan--a company that was once part of the old VA Linux (neé Software), but is now on its own, serving the Asian marketplace.

"VA Linux shares more than a name with VA Software. Once a majority-owned subsidiary, the Japanese firm slowly began to pull away from the main US office, after VA Software shifted direction away from the Linux server business in the summer of 2001 to start focusing on collaborative software and online media interests..."

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