Jackson was one of many who wrote to tell us about an e-mail from MandrakeSoft, makers of the popular Linux-Mandrake desktop Linux distribution. The press release can be read online or here at OSNews.com. Update: An interview with Gael Duval at ofb.biz.Flash: MandrakeSoft’s Future
Many of you have followed the evolution of MandrakeSoft throughout the
past few years. Everyone who is concerned with the company’s future is
encouraged to read and distribute the following message.
Despite the many financial challenges of maintaining a fully open source
business model, MandrakeSoft has always followed the Free Software approach,
but in this normally joyful holiday season we are experiencing a serious
short-term cash crisis.
In order to reach the next release, MandrakeSoft currently needs to raise
cash and quickly complete an Increase of Capital. Please take a moment to
read this important message at the Mandrake Linux website:
We know you may have read our previous appeals, but if you are truly
concerned about MandrakeSoft’s future, now is the time to mobilize and help
spread the word.
With the holidays upon us, a great way to spread some “Linux cheer” is by
offering the gift of a MandrakeClub membership. The Club is a great way to
support MandrakeSoft, and to help others too.
The MandrakeSoft team.