MandrakeSoft, maker of the Mandrake Linux distribution, is still in good shape, according to its co-founder.
Gaël Duval said that, despite short term cash problems which had resulted in the company asking users to spend more or invest in the company, "the business has never been as good as it is now".
According to the Sidney Morning Herald, when asked whether MandrakeSoft would be forced to close because of its cash crisis, Duval replied that the term 'close' was perhaps a bit exaggerated.
MandrakeSoft has millions of users and revenues of $4.7m (£2.93m). Duval said that there would be several companies interested in buying that kind of set-up if it came on the market.
Open source software is increasingly finding a place in the business world.
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