VA Linux and Sun Wah Linux Announce Strategic Alliance for Debian GNU/Linux Infrastructure Development

VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. (VA Linux) and Sun Wah Linux Limited (SWL) have announced a strategic alliance to jointly develop a universal Debian GNU/Linux infrastructure and actively promote the adoption of Debian-based systems in both the Japan and China markets. The partnership aims to capitalize on VA Linux's technological excellence on server-level applications including the Linux Kernel, and SWL's rich experience on desktop applications and in-depth knowledge of internationalization (I18N) techniques, especially for Asian languages. Both firms will promote the adoption of Debian-based systems in both Japanese and Chinese domestic markets, particularly the telecommunications and enterprise sectors in Japan and government and public arenas in China. The partnership also allows VA Linux and SWL to nurture Debian specialists in both countries, with the aim of doubling the number of official Debian developers in the near future.