Vector is NOT a business,...
I think it is. It does have some legal status as a corporation or whatever the Canadian equivalent is. I know VectorLinux is not a charity or a nonprofit. I don't think anyone is expecting to get rich through VL but I doubt Vec and other principals would say "no" to whatever revenue comes in through VectorLinux after the bills are paid.
If anyone knows otherwise, please enlighten us (if you care to). Needless to say, we users are not stockholders, so we're not entitled to know all the inside information.
and it's been around a long time (based on Slackware). I was sorry to see Mandriva's troubles, too....but looks like there is an attempt to keep it going,...as well as former devs starting the fork of "Magea"(however you spell that). Mandriva has always had very dramatic ups and downs (due to it's less than stellar business model) Vector is solid, however,...(rock solid distro, with a solid community).