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 Overview of the Mandrake-Conectiva Acquisition

François Bancilhon sees Mandrake-Conectiva in the top tier of Linux distribution providers. And he sees Mandrake-Conectiva as a key player in the Linux community." MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: "Mandrakesoft . . . and Conectiva, announced plans Thursday for Mandrakesoft to purchase Conectiva for $2.3-million US . . . in stock. Mandrake's acquisition of Conectiva strengthens Mandrake's position among the top-tier Linux distribution providers."
"Mandrakesoft CEO, François Bancilhon, promised Mandrake-Conectiva will maintain its strong commitment to [KDE and to] free and open source software (FOSS) and will continue providing a free version of its Linux Distribution. Although no name for the after-acquisition company has been articulated specifically, François Bancilhon referred to the after-acquisition company as Mandrakesoft-Conectiva during Thursday's press conference.

 (Submitted by Anonymous Thu Mar 3, 2005 )


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