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NewsForge: There's GOLD in them thar (Linux) Hills!

Mar 03, 2003, 08:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"The company name is Linux Gold. The URL is linuxgoldcorp.com. This name is brand-new. It used to be LinuxWizardry, and before that it was called Flame Petro-Minerals. What does the company do? It owns gold mining claims in Alaska. But, says CEO/President John Robertson, 'We still use the name 'Linux' because we have Linux antispam and antivirus solutions in the company, and we don't really want to dispappear from the Linux scenario.'

"Ummm, okay. The story, according to Robertson (and old press releases and news stories we found) goes something like this:

"Once upon a time there was a private company called Flame Petro-Minerals based in Vancouver, Canada, whose prime asset was a trio of oil wells in Texas that Robertson says produced 1.5 million barrels of oil. On the strength of its oil revenue, the company went public, and managed to acquire LinuxWizardry of Boca Raton, Florida, (makers of the Magic Passage(TM) DSL/Cable Router) along with some ISP and Internet portal-type 'properties' that seem to have died and left behind nothing but a few dead or obsolete Web pages..."

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