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There's an interesting thread running on one of the mandrake mailing lists discussing the possibility of an upcoming name change since their buy out of Connectiva. Seems there may be some truth to the rumors as a whois it might prove.
as one regular points out:
"whois mandriva.com provides some interesting results:
owner-address: Mandrakesoft SA
owner-address: 43 rue d'Aboukir
owner-e-mail: email@example.com <<<=====
nserver: ns1.moondrake.net 22.214.171.124 <<<=====
nserver: ns2.moondrake.net 126.96.36.199
reg_created: 2005-02-28 07:11:42
expires: 2006-02-28 07:11:42
created: 2005-02-28 13:11:42 <<<=====
changed: 2005-03-24 12:03:37
Considering the timing:"
Paris, France; Curitiba, Brazil; February 24th , 2005 - Mandrakesoft, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Conectiva.
And another points this out:
"and it seems Mandrakesoft has been busy registering many names
that may be used since mantiva.[com/org] are also registered
the same day as the above...
there is more movement on the "mandriva" front...
Mandrakesoft now has registered even more versions of mandriva,
either directly or indirectly...
They currently owns atleast: at, be, biz, ca, ch, cn, co.nz, co.uk,
co.za, com, com.tw, cz, dk, fr, info, net, nl, li, org, pl, .info
and most of them are registered around 25 march 2005...
so it seems to me it's already decided..."
Interesting, interesting... things that make ya go hmmmm...