Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 20:37 UTC, submitted by E Herchemals
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It seems that the previous news about Mandriva SA being for sale have been more than simple rumors. Frederic Cuif* (incorrectly unaccented due to limitations in our CMS), active member of the French-speaking Mandriva User Group has summed up the various outcomes and proposed projects he found after contacting several key members of the company in order to gather information. The result of his investigation can be found on his blog, along with a detailed analysis of the Mandriva business model and the proposed outcomes, from a renewed interest in the distribution and the community from Linagora, potential buyer, to what could be the end of the Mandriva adventure if nothing is done. (Thanks to everybody who submitted this)
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RE: Open Source
by Kroc on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:00 UTC in reply to "Open Source"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

How do you pay to hire the people? Hemorrhaging money isn’t a business plan.

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RE[2]: Open Source
by umccullough on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:09 in reply to "RE: Open Source"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

How do you pay to hire the people? Hemorrhaging money isn’t a business plan.


Well, maybe if you need the tax writeoff ;)

Besides, not all businesses guarantee a profit - not-for-profit corporations can also have a business plan and the goal doesn't have to be "make money".

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RE[3]: Open Source
by AdamW on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

Not for profits still have to break even somehow. =)

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