Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th May 2012 02:03 UTC, submitted by fran
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Just days after the Mandriva community started its own plans for the next release of the French Linux distribution, its commercial sponsor has formally announced that the community will take the lead on all Mandriva Linux development moving forward. In a blog post on the Mandriva SA site, CEO Jean-Manuel Croset ceded control of the Mandriva Linux distribution back to the community at large." Take 'r 'round the shed and put a bullet 'tween 'r eyes already.
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RE: Why would you ?
by bassbeast on Mon 21st May 2012 10:25 UTC in reply to "Why would you ?"
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Because all you are doing is reinventing the wheel over and over and over? The problem with linux is you have too few devs spread over too many projects and it shows. look at the bug trackers for any major distro and see how many bugs are two years old or more...there are a LOT of bugs that old.

It seems each bunch changes just enough to make their work not really relevant to the others and that is just a shame. Imagine how quickly bugs could be fixed if there were only 3 or 4 to work on instead of the hundreds on distrowatch?

In the case of Mandriva its even more pointless as much of the community and devs went with the 2010 fork (Mageia I think?) so all you will end up with is a zombie distro like Xandros, alive in name only but all but dead because everyone has moved on.

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