Over the last few months of getting to know the CyberTrust folks, I have been able to glimpse the considerate, thoughtful, and informed way they approach all decisions, and it has made me even more humbled when considering their decision to join forces with the AlmaLinux community. Their team brings an incredible amount of experience in building a stable, secure, and reliable Red Hat clone, as well as a proven track record of listening to their community.
United, the AlmaLinux community and the MIRACLE LINUX community will empower a globally diverse and massive group of humans as they go about the work of using an enterprise-class Linux distribution to accelerate businesses and hobbiests alike. In addition to joining as a Platinum sponsor, CyberTrust announced that starting with version 10 (anticipated in 2026) they will be basing MIRACLE LINUX on AlmaLinux.
Below is a copy of a short speech I gave at the event that I think covers my feelings best.
Konichiwa, good afternoon and thank you, everyone. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, CyberTrust Japan, and to all of the esteemed members in the audience today. My name is benny Vasquez, and I am the Chair of the Board of Directors of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, a thriving, diverse, and energized community of people building the enterprise Linux distribution, AlmaLinux OS. Today, I am elated to be with you to celebrate our exciting new partnership with CyberTrust Japan, the driving force behind the renowned MIRACLE LINUX and a pivotal organization in the Japanese Linux community.
This exciting collaboration between the AlmaLinux community and CyberTrust Japan is an unprecedented opportunity for us to elevate the Japanese Linux ecosystem to new heights. By joining AlmaLinux and MIRACLE LINUX, we are bringing together decades of collective expertise and innovation, with a shared commitment to open-source technologies, ushering in a new era of possibilities for Japanese linux users.
At the heart of our success lies the AlmaLinux community, which is fueled by passion, dedication, and boundless potential. This partnership with CyberTrust Japan strengthens our commitment to support and nurture that community by expanding our reach and exponentially increasing innovation and collaboration for AlmaLinux and MIRACLE LINUX users across the world. The AlmaLinux Community will work with the MIRACLE LINUX community by embracing the incredible ingenuity of the Japanese open-source world, and together we will foster an ecosystem that encourages creativity, cooperation, and growth.
For Japanese enterprises, this partnership marks an incredible leap forward in their Linux journey. By harnessing the power of AlmaLinux as the foundation for MIRACLE LINUX, CyberTrust Japan will streamline their ability to provide a secure, reliable, and enterprise-grade distribution that caters to the diverse needs of Japanese enterprises. Our joint efforts will empower Japanese businesses to unlock the full potential of open-source technologies – driving efficiency, productivity, and competitive advantage in a safe, secure, and compliant environment.
As we take this first exhilarating step, we promise to remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the highest level of quality to the Japanese enterprise linux community. We understand the critical role that Linux plays in the success of businesses across Japan, and we are dedicated to empowering them with the tools and resources they need to thrive.
This partnership is only the beginning of what promises to be an extraordinary journey. On behalf of the AlmaLinux community, allow me to express my deepest gratitude to CyberTrust Japan for believing in our vision and choosing the AlmaLinux OS Foundation as a trusted partner. I also must express my heartfelt appreciation to the Japanese press and enterprises here today. Your support and enthusiasm fuel our drive to continuously improve.
Thank you for your time and presence today. Together, let us embark on this thrilling journey of innovation, collaboration, and mutual success. Arigato gozaimasu.