To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Miracle Linux, Oracle's new company in Japan From: "Maya TAMIYA" <editor@ChangeLog.net> Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 17:32:34 +0900 Oracle Japan Establishes Linux Company To Develop and Promote Linux for Business Oracle Corporation Japan (Headquarters: 4-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Representative Director and President: Chikara Sano) announces the establishment of Linux-specialized company with joint management of major companies in various industries in Japan. Linux is rapidly spreading in enterprise systems all over the world because of its excellent reliability and stability. It is the first case for Oracle Japan to make investment as the primary stockholder and establish a new company. The new Linux-specialized company, "Miracle Linux Corporation," will have its headquarters in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Having Oracle Japan as a sponsor, the company will be established with its initial capital of 220 Million Yen, and will increase its capital to 400 Million Yen in the near future in getting investments from the following four companies. After that, investment breakdown will be as follows: - Oracle Japan : 55% - Primary Stockholder - NEC (Representative Director and President: Koji Nishigaki): 14% - TurboLinux Japan, K.K. (President: Kuniteru Kojima): 14% - SUNBRIDGE Corporation (Representative Director and President: Allen Miner): 4% - OBIC Business Consultant (Representative Director and President: Seiji Wada): 3% Miracle Linux Corporation will deal with various businesses including development and sales of Linux OS, marketing of Linux version of Oracle software, offering Linux-related support services such as consulting, education and maintenance. Especially, in the development activities of the Linux OS, the company will integrate excellent technologies from three major companies in computer industry, namely, Linux technology from TurboLinux Japan, PC server technology from NEC and database technology from Oracle Japan, to produce a powerful Linux distribution, which addresses high-end database servers. With full support of both LSB (Linux Standard Base: a committee to develop and promote Linux for the purpose of improving distribution compatibility to offer easy interoperability of Linux software) and LPI (The Linux Professional Institute: a committee to create universal certification system for Linux engineers), Miracle Linux will promote open standarization of Linux. Further, the company will try to establish support systems of excellent technical levels, with which a company needs no support from other company having Linux experiences, and create and maintain Linux kernels by itself. Kouichi Yano, who is currently Senior Manager of Business Development Division of Oracle Japan and has been leading Linux business, will be the Representative Director and President of the new company. Having other directors and staffs from each sponsoring company, it will start its business on June 1, with approximately 20 members in total. This summer, Miracle Linux is planning to offer a server OS which is specialized for Oracle8i, and proceed to development of high quality Linux OS which addresses demands from mission critical high-end market. Also, it is planning to expand its distribution channels with cooperation from its sponsors and Linux-related companies to increase sales, which are expected to be profitable in three years. Further, not restricted in Japanese domestic market, it hopes to expand its business globally to become a worldwide Linux company with its initial establishment in Japan.