"A recent news item: Lindows, Inc. announces that it wants to
make an initial public offering (IPO) of its stock on NASDAQ. Might
this signal the end of the four-year slump in IPOs that's still
dogging the IT industry?
"You have to go way back into the dark ages--in Internet time,
of course--to find the last time a Linux company actually went
public. It was VA Linux Systems (now VA Software, the parent
company of the Open Source Development Network, of which NewsForge
is a part) in late 2000..."