"MandrakeSoft has taken a step away from the open-source
philosophy, changing license terms for a Linux-based firewall so
customers that want product support may no longer install the
software on as many computers as they wish.
"The company's new Multi Network Firewall (MNF) software is free
and ships under an open-source license for those who don't need
support, Paris-based MandrakeSoft said Thursday. But if customers
want support, they must buy a version covered by a different, more
"'Our goal is also to sell directly more expensive products to
customers,' said MandrakeSoft co-founder Gael Duval, adding that
the product is still priced to undercut competitors such as Check
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