Linux Journal Promotes Don Marti to Editor in Chief

by Rebecca Cassity

Marti brings to this position a wealth of experience in technical consultancy, journalism, events, online forums and products, and most importantly, Linux. He has been an influential leader of the Linux community since the mid-1990's and is best known for his community activism. Additionally, Marti holds the position of Vice President of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group, which currently boasts over 450 members, and has co-organized well-known events such as Windows Refund Day and a Free Dmitry rally.

"Don brings to Linux Journal his utter passion and in-depth knowledge for, and of, Linux," said Phil Hughes, Publisher of Linux Journal. "His excitement is absolutely contagious. We look forward to strong future growth in Linux Journal and its ancillary products under his leadership."

Marti is a graduate of Indiana University. He co-founded Electric Lichen, LLC, and joined VA Software (formerly VA Research) when it acquired his firm in 1999. Marti maintains his residence in Mountain View, California. He can be reached via e-mail at

About Linux JournalLinux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its eighth year of publication. Linux Journal may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and may also be ordered by calling 1-888-66-LINUX, sending e-mail to or visiting For additional information about Linux Journal send e-mail to

About the PublisherSSC Publications is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, publishing best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at

Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerSpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA, 98155Phone: +1 206-297-8653 / Fax: +1

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