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    Bernhard Rosenkraenzer

    This is actually not a case of “We’re out of cash, so we’re dumping it on the community”.

    Rather, it is the result of seeing how different projects (Mandriva, ROSA, UnityLinux, …) are all working on the same base, in the same tree, and there’s always a bit of concern that one project’s business interest might hurt the other project’s plans.

    The best way forward for everyone involved is that everyone can build off a common base, that is not under the control of any company with business interest in it, so that’s what we’re building.

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    How much work on Mandriva can be done in conjunction with ROSA Labs who forked it?

    Would this help the release their changes upstream to serve both them and their users and the mandriva ones? It would be in ROSA’s interest and wouldnt stop them from doing things that make them a different distro.

    We need more distros to be non-anglo world based.

    A strong russian based distro and a strong french based distro would be a good thing.

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    I hope the change will eventually be for the better. I’ll always regard Mandrake (and whatever it chooses to call itself) affectionately, as my introduction to Linux began when IBM refused to replace a faulty OS/2 installation floppy (one of thirty-odd) and I found Win95 to be far inferior to what I’d been using. Gael Duval was generous and patient with me, as I set up Mandrake and I enjoyed Mandrake/Mandriva until they threw him out and lost the plot, turning system maintenance into a morass. At least that led me to discover Debian, although I always added KDE, which Debian seemed to omit for religious reasons, although it was far more feature-full and configurable. Nowadays, of course, there are more Debian-KDE choices, including Aptosid and Siduction, but I’ll still keep an eye on Mandriva, for old time’s sake.


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