Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 13:48 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris If there's one Linux company that has seen lots of ups and downs it's the Paris-based Mandriva S.A. They have a great distribution, but as a company, they've always been on shaky grounds. First a rumour, now confirmed: the company has put itself up for sale - which, as the community points out, isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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We will see
by darkcoder on Wed 12th May 2010 02:21 UTC
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This can end smoothly or very ugly. It depends on whoever buy Mandriva, to decide what to do with it, and how to approach the markets. For example, a new owner may decide that they prefer Gnome and drop KDE. Get the developers, and drop the whole distribution... who knows.

The sale of Mandriva will not only affect Mandriva, but every spin-off project that relied on it. Textar and other community members that forked from Mandriva will have to either join forces and keep the Mandriva based code, or respin from another distribution like Fedora or OpenSUSE.

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