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Mandriva Linux to "return to the community"

The Mandriva Blog contains a short posting stating Mandriva SA's intent to hand control of the distribution over to the community. "This means that the future of the distribution will not be arbitrary decided by the Mandriva company anymore, but we intend to let the distribution evolve in and under the caring responsibility of the community. Mandriva SA will of course be a part of this entity and will support it with direct contributions." How the governance of this community will work is to be worked out.
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Mandriva Linux to "return to the community"

Posted May 18, 2012 19:06 UTC (Fri) by and (subscriber, #2883) [Link]

Interesting: first libreoffice forks openoffice, oracle refuses to join, then openoffice fails, oracle donates the code to "the community" which is non-existant anymore.

oops, sorry. I'm still a bit confused by the failure in the matrix: s/openoffice/mandriva;s/libreoffice/mageia/;s/oracle/madriva SA/

I'm a bit curious when this we will see this pattern next.

Mandriva Linux to "return to the community"

Posted May 18, 2012 21:52 UTC (Fri) by compte (guest, #60316) [Link]

In the meantime Rosa has forked Mandriva but even if they merge, who cares? There are too many Linux distros. Without a strong community a non-profitable distro is worthless. If Openoffice and Libreoffice merged that would be something.

Mandriva Linux to "return to the community"

Posted May 18, 2012 22:33 UTC (Fri) by sjj (subscriber, #2020) [Link]

There are not too many Linux distros. This meme needs to die. There are exactly the amount of Linux distros "the community" has found necessary to create. Sure, some die off, and new ones are born all the time. Some are vanity projects, some are single purpose. So what? Even a One Guy In A Basement Linux v1.0 is probably a worthwhile project for that One Guy - at least as a learning experience. Who are you or anybody else to tell that One Guy how she should spend her time?

I've never used Mand* distros myself, and I'm amazed that they are still going after all these twists and turns. Sounds like a viable community.

Linux community is not a centrally planned economy, or even a scarcity based economy. There is nobody who can say that the world will not have any more solutions in one space - that's a good thing.

Mandriva Linux to "return to the community"

Posted May 19, 2012 0:44 UTC (Sat) by xxiao (guest, #9631) [Link]

too little, too late.

Mandriva Linux to "return to the community"

Posted May 19, 2012 8:21 UTC (Sat) by misc (subscriber, #73730) [Link]

I guess you can s/ROSA/IBM/ and s/ROSA Linux/IBM Symphony/ to extend the OP comment.


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