On Wednesday April 03, 2002, Robin "Roblimo" Miller posted this story to Linux.com: http://linux.com/article.pl?sid=02/04/03/1450240. Today, on Newsforge, we have MandrakeSoft CEO's response. You may read it here:http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=02/04/05/0021253. There is some good reading between these two articles. Enjoy.
Interesting articles. The Mandrake guy touched on a good point -- the current system is a lot like a church. You can go to church all you want, but you're only asked to pay.
As far as I can tell, churches haven't gone out of business yet, so I think this business model will work for the forseeable future