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Rumors abound: Mandriva to be Sold

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Translate this site from french into english says 2 companies are looking to buy Mandriva assets.

http://www.mandrivalinux-online.org/news/news.php

Bad translation basically says that financial troubles are causing Mandriva to shut down, and selling it is an alternative.

Only one ? mark

Atang, just when I have my "Atang Comment Detection Filter" pretty much perfected, you change your format!

Mandriva needs capital

I think what it all boils down to is that Mandriva needs capital. $3 mil isn't much to work with when you're a company like they are. Development costs, marketing, internet presence...it adds up to a huge wad of cash for them. Without capital, it's hard to move forward, and they don't have someone like Mark willing to foot the bill.

Community take over?

Mandriva made a mistake long ago by relying on the desktop user to sell it's goods to. It never got the inroads into the lucrative enterprise/server sector that Red Hat and Suse did. Cannonical has seen the light, and is moving into that sector, as well. Mandriva has gone through so many trials and tribulations over the course of it's history.

Distros like PCLinuxOS and Mepis succeed out of just a community of volunteer developers. Is it possible that Mandriva could survive as such? Does it necessarily have to be a corporate venture? Could what's left of Mandriva partner up with either or both PCLinuxOS and the Unity Linux project to continue development and move forward?

Honestly, Mandriva is the most important distro in the world, for me. Mandrake Linux 7 is what allowed me to become a Linux user at all. It's what I cut my teeth on. I still think it and it's spinoffs are the best distros out there. I'd hate to see it whither.

Honestly, I think poor management has made this happen. They've never been good at being a for-profit company.

Mandriva + PCLinuxOS + Unity Linux partner up

I really support, what you said ruel24, i really hope they will merge/partner/share Smile

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