in brief Aussie open source and web development
consultancy Babel Com has acquired pioneering local Linux retailer,
Everything Linux, following the untimely death of its founder
Anthony Rumble in May.
"Babel had been in negotiations to purchase Everything Linux for
some time, prior to Anthony's untimely passing," said Babel
managing director David Elson. One of Rumble's friends and
shareholder of the retailer, Grant Parnell, has been assisting with
Babel will re-establish a retail presence for Everything Linux
on Sydney's north shore, and will enlarge its mail order business,
which focuses entirely on Linux products. The value of the
transaction was not disclosed.
Everything Linux was one of the first local retailers to bring
Linux lovers' merchandise, including software but also T-shirts and
badges, for example, to the Australian community after the free
operating system took off in the early 1990s.