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Mandrakesoft: half-year results ending March
Posted Apr 23, 2004 9:12 UTC (Fri) by hingo (guest, #14792)
Posted Apr 23, 2004 11:24 UTC (Fri) by pambon (guest, #21137)
'cause the company's listed! stockeholders want positive news!
It would be interesting, if the editor of the Distributions page could dig into what's going on inside the company right now. In addition to this financial report a big question among many users is, how could the fsck-up with mirrors possibly happen, why didn't anyone seem to care to fix it, why is it still not working properly weeks later (at the same time there is a new kernel out, amongst other real vulnerabilities) and why doesn't anyone in the company management think this is worth any kind of apology?
explanation and apologies already made on mandrakeclub!
Posted Apr 23, 2004 12:26 UTC (Fri) by hingo (guest, #14792)
Posted Apr 25, 2004 14:09 UTC (Sun) by klog (guest, #19514)
Just *maybe* because they are a French company, reporting results according to French law by any chance?
I just hate to break the news that the world is bigger than the US.
Only 10 companies report quarterly earnings in France.
Mandrakesoft: income very uneven
Posted Apr 23, 2004 12:36 UTC (Fri) by grantingram (guest, #18390)
For the last quarter they didn't have a major offical relase so their income would be correspondingly low. 9.2 was released in November 2003 and 10.0 official is only just out.
The point being that it is perhaps not unreasonable to report a half yearly figure, it's what I would do!
Posted Apr 25, 2004 8:07 UTC (Sun) by hingo (guest, #14792)
Posted Apr 26, 2004 17:37 UTC (Mon) by jlm (guest, #464)
The reason why we published the semester numbers is that the semester is the right period to evaluate the company performance: we produce a new version every 6 months.
So if you look to the former announcement, we usually communicate on:- the first fiscal quarter- the semester (and some time the quarter)- the third quarter- the yearly number (the most interesting numbers).
Any one can make its own calculation or check the quaterly numbers on the financials number page (investors section).
It would be of little significance to give also the quarterly numbers for this announcement.
Jacques Le MaroisPresident & Chairman
Good News, and logic
Posted Apr 26, 2004 16:35 UTC (Mon) by Manwe (guest, #21195)
They have lost many when the Texas Pacific Group (TPG) takethe control of it, takes the employes from 50 to 250, increasethe new US boss bill by XXX% and buy many locals they don't need.And when the cash go very negative, let it down.
But they didn't thought that it could be possible to go backfor MandrakeSoft (It's alway possible for OpenSource software, hehe).
They go back to 50 employes and work as hard as possible.Now they'r back on top, and competitive.I think the quality will increase now the company is up again...
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