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CNET: VA Research buys Linux consulting firm

Mar 23, 1999, 09:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Linux computer vendor VA Research has acquired Electric Lichen, a Linux consulting and marketing company."

"Electric Lichen helped IBM, Informix, and several Linux distributors set up their Linux marketing campaigns, VA Research said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed."

"More significant, though, is the fact that the acquisition gives VA Research two key people: Jim Gleason and Don Marti, both officials in large Linux user groups."

"They have an extensive network into the Linux community. Any additional links into the Linux community are good for a Linux company," said Brian Biles, VA Research's new vice president of marketing. "

"Marti is head of marketing for the Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group, and Gleason is president of the New York Linux Users Group."

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