Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Nov 2008 22:11 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Howsoftwareisbuilt.com posted up an interview with Adam Williamson, Mandriva community manager and developer, covering some information on Mandriva development and also more general discussion on the distribution industry. I'd like to take the opportunity here to wish Adam, OSNews reader, the best of luck in finding a new job. Adam told us he'll be leaving Mandriva at the end of December. Please note that the above interview was conducted before this news was out.
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Good luck
by jcpinto on Sun 30th Nov 2008 22:36 UTC
jcpinto
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2006-08-30

Adam, I wish you best of luck in finding a new job.

Indeed, it seams to be very trouble times for everyone, but I'm sad to know Mandriva will be a little less communicative without people like you.

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RE: Good luck
by Sabz on Mon 1st Dec 2008 01:03 UTC in reply to "Good luck"
Sabz Member since:
2005-07-07

Good Luck Adam.. im sure you'll find another Job soon enough, could always apply to be a developer over in fedora/Redhat? ;)

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RE[2]: Good luck
by AdamW on Mon 1st Dec 2008 01:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Good luck"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

sabz: already waiting to hear back from them. ;)

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RE[3]: Good luck
by Sabz on Mon 1st Dec 2008 03:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good luck"
Sabz Member since:
2005-07-07

sabz: already waiting to hear back from them. ;)

thats great.. they could do with more Developers ..Goodluck with the Application

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RE[3]: Good luck
by davidiwharper on Mon 1st Dec 2008 10:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good luck"
davidiwharper Member since:
2006-01-01

Any Linux distributor (hell, any company!) would be privileged to have you as an employee Adam. Hopefully Red Hat are aware of this fact :-)

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Goodnight, sweet prince . . .
by fukudasan on Mon 1st Dec 2008 01:13 UTC
fukudasan
Member since:
2006-06-04

Agreed, it's very sad that Adam should be leaving Mandriva. Their tendency to be uncommunicative means that they need people like him. He has always handled peoples' enquiries politely and never gives a response that indicates anger or irritation; a rare thing, perhaps, in the Linux world.

I for one want to wish him well in whatever new he has decided to do.

Andrew (still in South Korea) ^_^

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Good luck Adam!
by gnemmi on Mon 1st Dec 2008 03:05 UTC
gnemmi
Member since:
2006-08-17

Really good interview ... worth the good read.
Good luck Adam .. hope you find a nice job (and knowing yours .. it should take you a split second to get good job).

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Mandriva Laying off a number of people
by Sabz on Mon 1st Dec 2008 10:47 UTC
Sabz
Member since:
2005-07-07

Seems like Mandriva are laying off a number of people http://linsec.ca/blog/2008/11/27/bon-voyage-mandriva/ http://www.beranger.org/index.php?page=diary&2008/11/27/19/29/45-he... http://www.happyassassin.net/2008/11/27/bye-bye/

Goodluck Adam.. hope you get a job with redhat/Fedora .. if not elsewhere

Edited 2008-12-01 10:48 UTC

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AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

Vincent is staying; he was briefly included in the list of people who were having their contracts ended by mistake.

To my knowledge, there's three people leaving: myself, Walt Pennington (who worked on corporate user relations in the U.S.), and Oden Eriksson (who maintained, oh, a whole bunch of stuff.)

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Sabz Member since:
2005-07-07

Vincent is staying; he was briefly included in the list of people who were having their contracts ended by mistake.

To my knowledge, there's three people leaving: myself, Walt Pennington (who worked on corporate user relations in the U.S.), and Oden Eriksson (who maintained, oh, a whole bunch of stuff.)
bad time to be letting people go specially around Christmas ,,maybe though you always could help out PCLinuxOS if you dont get a job with fedora/Redhat but im sure you will,, there always looking for more Developers

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AdamW: You will be missed
by porcel on Mon 1st Dec 2008 11:25 UTC
porcel
Member since:
2006-01-28

Mandriva's biggest problem has been communicating its vision and its products appropriately.

I have been saying this for years. You can go back through my posting history and you will hear me making these very comments a few years back. They finally get someone who does a superb job of positioning the company as a friendly, easy to reach and talk to company and they fire him?

If you were any more blind, you would be wearing goggles painted black on both the inside and outside.

It's a shame because Mandriva is indeed one of my favorite distributions, but this makes me wonder about where it's actually heading.

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RE: AdamW: You will be missed
by Barnabyh on Fri 5th Dec 2008 15:25 UTC in reply to "AdamW: You will be missed"
Barnabyh Member since:
2006-02-06

Hi porcel, exactly my sentiment. Shame, just as I was getting back into using Mandriva. Guess it's not supposed to be and the cd's now are consigned to the back of the filing cabinet along with Novell's.

All the best for you Adam. I do not believe in petitions, who wants to continue working for who thought you are expendable in the first place.

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Rehire Adam Williamson!
by PocoO on Mon 1st Dec 2008 13:55 UTC
PocoO
Member since:
2005-11-06
RE: Rehire Adam Williamson!
by fukudasan on Mon 1st Dec 2008 13:59 UTC in reply to "Rehire Adam Williamson!"
fukudasan Member since:
2006-06-04

Heh, no sweat, signed that as soon as I saw it! ;)

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