Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Mar 2006 12:43 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Penguin
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Duval details his side of the story: "Fired. Yes. Simply fired, for economical reasons, along with a few other ones. More than 7 years after I created Mandrake-Linux and then Mandrakesoft, the current boss of Mandriva 'thanks me' and I'm leaving, sad, with my two-month salary indemnity standard package. It's difficult to accept that back in 1998 I created my job and the one of many other people, and that recently, on a February afternoon, Mandriva's CEO called to tell me that I was leaving." Mandriva's CEO replies: "Gael was not fired. This term would imply something wrong on his part, which was not the case. He was laid off."
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Best of luck to him!
by amiroff on Fri 17th Mar 2006 13:17 UTC
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Duval was the main man along others keeping up community relations. It's so sad to see him go, but anyway, with his abilities I foresee and hope he's gonna get into a nice project very soon. I and many others started our linux life with Mandrake and I think we own Duval many things in this regard.

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