iXsystems, the company that sponsors the PC-BSD Project, announced today its acquisition of BSD Mall, a division of cyLogistics, that offers BSD-based CDs and DVDs for the FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly and Darwin communities, as well as clothing, hats and other promotional items.
iXsystems intends to merge BSD Mall into FreeBSD Mall in order to provide a centralized location for BSD users to purchase BSD-based CDs and DVDs and support the BSD project of their choice. FreeBSD Mall, formerly Walnut Creek CD-Rom, is a subsidiary of iXsystems, Inc. FreeBSD Mal was acquired by iXsystems on 26 February 2007.
iXsystems’ goal is to increase visibility and support of the BSD projects and to consolidate BSD distribution under one roof. The best way to accomplish this is through our acquisition of BSD Mall, a primary source of BSD CDs and DVDs, as well as other BSD-themed promotional items
said Michael Lauth, CEO of iXsystems.
Over the next month the BSDMall.com website will be transitioned to FreeBSDMall.com, after which time FreeBSD Mall will take over order fulfillment for all products. Don Witt, CEO of BSD Mall and founder of cyLogistics, will be stepping down from his position at BSD Mall and accepting a position on the iXsystems Advisory Board.
Not since Walnut Creek CD-Rom has there been such a single large corporate sponsor of BSD
By merging FreeBSD Mall with BSD Mall, we will be able to better serve the entire BSD Community with a complete selection of CDs, DVDs, training,support and promotional items
said Theresa Garner, General Manager of FreeBSD Mall.
iXsystems, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance computing clusters, blade servers, rackmount servers and storage solutions to the global marketplace. iXsystems supplies FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux servers to a wide cross-section of industries. iXsystems also supports and maintains the PC-BSD project. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.
About BSD Mall
BSD Mall provides software subscription services for the BSD distributions and is dedicated to the support and expansion of the BSD communities including FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly and Darwin.