[Image-SIG] Mandrakesoft Initial Public Offering

Mandrakesoft team returnco@mandrakesoft.com
Sun, 22 Jul 2001 18:56:53 -0500


You have subscribed to the Mandrake Linux contributor program.

MandrakeSoft is having an Initial Public Offering (IPO).  When we were
preparing the IPO, we put a lot of consideration into a special
allocation program for contributors. This would have given contributors
a more favorable chance of share allocation, in the case of
oversubscription for the IPO.

Unfortunately, there were two major factors that made such a special
allocation less fair and attractive to our contributors:
- we were not allowed to make this special allocation significant in
- the allocation would have been limited to contributors of only a few

As we value ALL of our contributors, we decided against a special
allocation under these constraints, but instead to maintain a larger
general allocation.

Further information is available on our web site at the following