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LinuxMall.com: Capital Infusion Fuels Brazil's Conectiva

Jul 14, 2000, 20:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

[ Thanks to Greta Durr/LinuxMall.com for this link. ]

"Linux's expansion south of the equator is gaining speed with new financial backers."

"Conectiva, a Brazilian Linux company based in São Paolo, plans to expand its service network further into Latin American territory as a result of investment capital from Intel Capital and LatinTech Capital, according to a Conectiva company release. The precise details of the investment were not disclosed."

"Conectiva was founded in 1995 and concentrates on the Latin American market, providing Linux in Portuguese, Spanish and English versions, the release said. Conectiva also develops books, manuals, software, embedded systems, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) programs, and other products and services related to Linux and Open Source software. Consulting and training services and technical support are also offered to the Latin American Linux community. A Conectiva Linux certification program is also in place."

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