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NeoDoc and Mandrakesoft Partner for Better Mandrakelinux Documentation

Monday July 05 2004

Mandrakesoft, the world-renown publisher of the Mandrakelinux distribution, and newly born NeoDoc, founded by Mandrakesoft's former documentation team, are pleased to announce that NeoDoc will write the documentation and subsequent translations for the 10.1 edition of the review-acclaimed product, which is due out in the fall. NeoDoc's primary goal is to provide companies and organizations with documentation related to Open Source projects in the corporate, educational and end-user markets, as well as with government agencies.

"Documentation is an essential added value to Free Software, and a key point of the Open Source software business model", said NeoDoc co-founder Camille Begnis. "By outsourcing its documentation service, Mandrakesoft will win in terms of costs and flexibility. On its side, NeoDoc will be able to better answer Mandrakesoft's needs by concentrating its assets on the Mandrakesoft products when needed, while being able to service their other clients", concluded M. Begnis.

NeoDoc is composed of expert writers, translators and programmers who will enhance documentation in both quality and quantity. NeoDoc also enables companies to carefully plan documentation needs in synchrony with their production design teams. Through its innovating CMS based on XML technologies, NeoDoc provides a valuable expertise in the fields of data reuse and specializes in bleeding edge data coding technologies.

About Mandrakesoft

Mandrakesoft is the publisher of the popular Mandrakelinux operating system, one of the most fully-featured and easy to use Linux systems available. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. Mandrakesoft products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandrakestore.com, the company's online store. Number 1 in several countries, Mandrakesoft has won many awards for quality and technical innovation. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, Mandrakesoft has offices in the United States and France. Mandrakesoft is traded on Paris Euronext Marche Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).

About NeoDoc

NeoDoc is a young documentation services company founded by the former Mandrakesoft documentation team. Its primary goals are to provide writing and translation services for computer-related documentation, as well as to enhance the Free Software documentation pool in general. Its revolutionary XML-based Content Management System (BorgeXML) has been designed to manage multilingual documentation, to reuse existing documentation, to automatically assign tasks to employees, and more. http://www.neodoc.biz