"Eazel's Nautilus 1.0 shipped this week and banished any
remaining qualms about Linux's viability on the desktop. How good
is Nautilus? When I installed a preview release on my home computer
six months ago my housemates actually started using the Linux
"Eazel, meanwhile, cut 40 jobs in the business and marketing
teams -- half its staff -- and may not have much future left after
it finishes out its contracts to port Nautilus to commercial Unix
platforms such as Solaris. With only the engineering staff spared,
what hope is there for Eazel to produce a viable service?..."
"How can Nautilus look forward to a rosy future while parent
company Eazel gasps for venture capital? Simple: the GPL."
"The GPL ensures developers and users alike that the code will
have a life of its own, apart from the economic health of any
associated commercial vendors."