Linux Evangelist to Head International Relations for Linux Journal

SEATTLE, WA -- Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC), publisher of the award-winning monthly magazine Linux Journal, is pleased to announce that James Gray will be joining the staff as a market analyst and will head international efforts for Linux Journal magazine, now in its seventh year.

Gray was previously Director of Sales at No Starch Press, where he established their international distribution network and Linux Journal Press, a line of trade books on Open Source topics. Gray also founded and managed SuSE Inc., the US subsidiary of SuSE AG of Germany. While at SuSE Gray initiated strategic alliances with Oracle, Informix, VA Linux, Applix, Software AG and others.

Before SuSE, Gray held various positions in international sales and marketing with Walnut Creek CDROM (the main distributor of FreeBSD), and Frank Kasper & Associates, the world's largest specialty distributor of Linux books and software.

With more than five years experience using Linux and other UNIX systems, Gray prides himself as a behind-the-scenes Linux evangelist. Gray holds a B.A. in Political Science and German from Cornell University. He will spend the majority of his time working out of his Northern California home and can be reached via e-mail at jgray@ssc.com.

About Linux JournalLinux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux worldwide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its seventh year of publication and may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands. It may also be ordered by calling 888-66-LINUX, sending e-mail to subs@ssc.com or visiting http://www.linuxjournal.com/.

About the PublisherSSC is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, having published best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. The most well-known publication of SSC, the monthly magazine Linux Journal, boasts a circulation of well over 100,000. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at http://www.ssc.com/.

Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerSpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA, 98155Phone: +1 206-297-8653 Fax: +1 206-782-7191rebecca@ssc.com

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Rebecca Cassity is the Director of Sales for Linux Journal

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