MandrakeSoft Releases '8 Golden Rules' for Product Support & Open Source

MandrakeSoft, a leading producer of Linux desktop and server solutions, has released '8 Golden Rules' that guide the company's approach to Product Support & Open Source. The rules include software updates for all Mandrake products, product lifetimes are not hidden, free as in 'Libre' and Free as in 'Beer', MandrakeSoft's code conforms to the GPL, Mandrake Linux is a true Open Source project, the choice of free support, and MandrakeSoft listens to its users. The company has also released a product lifetime table for all major products on its website. Mandrakesoft remains committed to the Open Source Software model and official MandrakeSoft software updates will remain freely available for all public supported products according to the official product lifetime table.