Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 12, 2002 05:56 PM
Lindows made a mistake, though a pretty big one. They probably wanted something like a focus group or test market. If they had kept it in company it wouldn't have been a release and it wouldn't be an isue. Testing a product before public release is just good bussiness practice ( especialy if you are selling your product to non programmers who can't fix there own problems). Then as long as they release the source when they release to the public they're legal. Unfortunately the fail to realize that calling release purchasers "insiders" does not prevent it from being a release!