From: Liz Stelte
To: Liz Stelte Subject: TeamLinux to sponsor LinuxMall.com's "Ask Linus" Linus Torvalds Online Forum Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 11:44:24 -0400 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Terry MacEwen TeamLinux Corporation 937.427.5377 firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Hooper Ackermann Public Relations & Marketing 865.584.0550 email@example.com TeamLinux to sponsor LinuxMall.com's "Ask Linus" Linus Torvalds Online Forum Professional services company first to sponsor Linux founder's online communication with Linux community Austin, Texas, May 03, 2000 - TeamLinux Corporation today announced that it is teaming with LinuxMall.com to sponsor a new "Ask Linus" online forum. Via the forum, Linux community members can get answers from Linux founder Linus Torvalds about hot Linux trends and other Linux issues. TeamLinux is the inaugural sponsor of the new forum, which launches this week. "Linus Torvalds literally revolutionized the IT world's thinking about open source operating systems by founding and enabling a community-driven, viable alternative to the status quo," says Dan Maher, TeamLinux chairman and chief executive officer. "Helping facilitate a community exchange with him is consistent with our overall mission of helping people better understand and use Linux and open source technologies." Visitors to LinuxMall.com's community pages can submit questions to Torvalds along with browsing an archive of questions and answers to date. The cumulative format will let both established and newer community members learn about the progression of Linux and get a glimpse into future applications. "The hallmark of this new forum is that all community members, regardless of Linux expertise level, can increase their knowledge base through online sharing with the visionary who started it all," says Maher. "As a Linux community member who actively advocates and offers Linux training, TeamLinux is sponsoring this forum to advance the Linux movement as a whole by helping all interested participants become more educated." Based in Austin, Texas, TeamLinux is a professional services organization that provides customers completely integrated solutions enabled by Linux and open source technologies. Across its national network the company offers consulting, design, integration, migration, training and support services for many business segments including: e-commerce, Internet-enabled business to business, computer aided design (CAD), electronic design automation (EDA), embedded systems and Internet appliance applications enabled by open source and Linux software. TeamLinux offers a comprehensive national training program to meet the growing demand for open source and Linux system administration skills. Certified engineers (Linux, RHCE, CNE, MCSE) design and teach TeamLinux's classes. Visit TeamLinux on the Web at www.team-linux.com. The new "Ask Linus" forum, sponsored by TeamLinux, debuts the first week of May at www.linuxmall.com/forum/. # # # All trademarks and registered trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.