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 jbauer on Mon 20th Sep 2010 09:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Argh, so unfair..."
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Red Hat on the other hand, has been governed by enthusiasts for a long time. Sure, they were business people, but they loved the company and the product. And it shows. E.g., when they buy out a company, they are usually quick to opensource the 'intellectual property' and build a community around it. They know that open source software forms the genes of the company, and act according to that.

Yeah, and Red Hat also figured out a long time ago that you can't sell Linux to Average Joe. One would think Mandrake and others should have taken the hint by now.

Edited 2010-09-20 09:47 UTC

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