Frenchgov.com, known for its buggy software, insisted that the CPE v 1.0 package, which contained code that could crash on users without reason within the first 2 years of use, was a "feature". Once an installation of CPE crashes it is unusable and the user has to find another copy to get started again. Consumer groups and users have been up in arms over the package and demanded that Frenchgov.com not release the package. On Friday Jakes Chirac, CEO of Frenchgov.com, announced that certain parts of CPE v 1.0 would be rewritten, so that the inexplicable crash period would be reduced to 1 year and phone support should offer a reason for the crash.
Users have been responding with Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, with a small minority employing "brute force hacks" against Frenchgov.com security guards, for the last two months. On Tuesday user groups carried out a massive DoS attack saying that a CPE Lite version still suffered from the same basic flaws. Frenchgov.com has invited users and consumer groups to the corporate headquaters to discuss the issue and rumours have emerged about a new version that may be headed for production, although there are no details available at the moment.