“I fired up the e-mail client and tossed out some posers. I
initially asked Bancilhon where the deal stood right now. He
replied that Mandriva was ‘currently trying to get more information
on the local situation.’ That would be the gist of Bancilhon’s
answers, because it seems no answers have been terribly forthcoming
from Nigeria.

“That, I sense, is why Bancilhon is so torqued about this deal
collapsing. It’s bad enough that the deal crashed–but to not know
exactly why or how would be immensely frustrating…”