April 26, 2004

Turbolinux Changes Hands Again

Software Research Associates (SRA), the Japanese system integrator
that bought Turbolinux, one of the so-called Big Four commercial Linux
distributions, out of a financial jam in the summer of 2002, is
selling it off to another Japanese outfit called Livedoor Company Ltd,
a diversified eight-year-old global IT wannabe.

A source close to Turbolinux, which could depend on United Linux for
development during that brief shining moment United Linux was around,
thought that SRA might be doubling its money. It reportedly paid $2.1
million for it two years ago.

Link: linuxworld.com


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