yet another peripeteia in the mandriva saga
Posted May 7, 2011 15:06 UTC (Sat) by gvy
In reply to: yet another peripeteia in the rpm5 saga
Parent article: Who maintains RPM? (2011 edition)
Well, Dmitry Komissarov's management style has made him an enemy in my person either -- since he has personally harrassed Alexey Novodvorsky and tried to appropriate Stanislav Ievlev's work.
They've performed an attempt at headhunting campain after ALT Linux Team folks (this has followed raiding the Russian school project).
The former vice minister in education was involved in a group including Komissarov while also being a co-owner of "IT Academy" which was granted training part of that project and failed it spectacularly.
So far things look like:
- the government has heard of Linux and knows that local expertise does matter;
- this seems to have led Komissarov to form Rosalab (to qualify for "Russian Linux", after PingWinSoft got heavily contaminated for being a raider) and presumably to the replacement of French developers with Brasilian ones "to cut costs down".
But so far they seem to have failed to execute or at least to deceive well enough.
 archived copy (in Russian; see 2010-07-12 06:40 and 2010-07-12 10:57)
 here's a cheat sheet (in Russian) by which one can judge the level of teacher training: e.g., "which [ooimpress] menu lets to set up a mouse click action: Help, Format, *Slide show*, Customize"...
 I can dig up the company source for that phrase in my archive but it seems to have been public anyway; I know of previous Mandrake/Conectiva merger.
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