Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:18 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It's been a troubling couple of weeks for Mandriva, but I decided not to report on it since I found it hard to unravel the events leading up to all this. Now, though, the story has come to its (logical) conclusion: now that most of Mandriva's employees have been laid off, they came together and forked Mandriva. Enter Mageia.
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RE[3]: Argh, so unfair...
by Soulbender on Mon 20th Sep 2010 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Argh, so unfair..."
Soulbender
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for failing where redhat, suse, xendros, linwin, gentoo and I can't remember who else failed as well ?


Redhat and SUSE is still around and gentoo isn't a for-profit operation. As for Xandros and Linwin, well yeah,I guess they weren't good enough businessmen either.

The problem is not on on how to build the best distro out there but how to build a successfull business model


So you're saying that Mandriva's management is competent even though it didn't manage to create a sustainable business model? Hmmm....

So speaking of the incompetence of people who just tried everything as everyone else did is a bit unfair to me.


If everyone else has already failed maybe it's not the right thing to try. Again, that's what competent management is supposed to be able to figure out.

Edit: Ok, you're trying to say that failure != incompetence. Sure, but if you fail for an extended period of time with everything you try incompetence might be part of the problem.

Edited 2010-09-20 15:28 UTC

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