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 google_ninja on Mon 20th Sep 2010 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Argh, so unfair..."
google_ninja
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2006-02-05

so your argument is that since the business plan was impossible, the pursuit of the impossible shows competence in the management?

Part of being a good entrepreneur is knowing when to stop wasting your (and your investors) time and money, and move on to something that makes more sense.

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RE[4]: Argh, so unfair...
by djame on Mon 20th Sep 2010 14:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Argh, so unfair..."
djame Member since:
2005-07-08

[q]so your argument is that since the business plan was impossible, the pursuit of the impossible shows competence in the management? /q]
no, I've never said that. I said that failing was not a sign of incompetence, therefore bashing them for that is just pointless.

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RE[4]: Argh, so unfair...
by spiderman on Mon 20th Sep 2010 18:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Argh, so unfair..."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

so your argument is that since the business plan was impossible, the pursuit of the impossible shows competence in the management?

Part of being a good entrepreneur is knowing when to stop wasting your (and your investors) time and money, and move on to something that makes more sense.

Except Mandriva is not a waste of money.
Maybe they didn't find a good business model, maybe it does not exist but Mandriva is definitely not a waste of money. They've moved the desktop forward and that is a great achievement. Making money is a necessary step to achieve their goals but their goal is not to make money. Maybe they didn't make enough money but the money they made has moved the dektop forward. Even if they can't make it any further they still had success.
"sense" != "money"

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