I'm going back and listening to old podcasts as well as new ones. While driving between Seattle and Portlamd, or while exercising on the elliptical machine at the gym.
Today listened to old Episode 6, with Larry Augustin, founder of VA Linux, SourceForge, etc.
They mentioned VA Linux's IPO, and how Chris DiBona ran the program... heck, quoting wikipedia:
Many authors of free software were invited to buy shares at the initial price offering as part of a friends and family deal.
I'm not sure why I was one of the 1500 Open Source developers invited to join the IPO. The invite letter did not say. Chris DiBona said he went through source code control history records. Probably something I had contributed to RCS (-I. / -I$) or CVS (although I don't remember anything getting into the CVS distribution).