An anonymous reader pointed us to this article at Consulting Times: "10 years ago, an association of top Unix Resellers located throughout the US and Canada formed an association. They stated their purpose as one in which
they could work with one another to provide Unix (and now, Linux) customers with what they claim as the best possible products, support and service.
Their members have worked successfully together on many projects and bring their expertise to the Linux/UNIX channel. They quietly do the work that allows
Linux to thrive. You don'tt hear much about them but they make up a large part of what allowed Compaq to do close to a billion dollars in server sales in the
Intel UNIX and Linux space last year."