The French GNU/Linux company, Mandriva, may be forced to shut its doors as soon as January 16, following the refusal of one of its main shareholders to accept a recapitalisation scheme.
on 01/10/2012 – Made popular on 01/10/2012
Mandriva, the French company behind the popular line of Linux distributions with the same name, is apparently for sale, according to Mandriva Linux Online (MLO). The firm is said to be in deep financial troubles, which have only worsened this year. The viable options are its being sold or closing down the whole shop.
The French company Mandriva, which creates and sells the Mandriva GNU/Linux distribution, has received investments from a number of unnamed investors, allowing the company to take itself off the market.
Written by: Sam Varghese | Published in: Open SauceThe decision taken by Mandriva SA, the French company that produces the Mandriva GNU/Linux distribution, to base its workstation and server products on two different codebases is a pragmatic one, based on the state of the two codebases.
Stéphane TELETCHEA is working in a french research laboratory. He is also contributing to Mandriva Linux as a tester and packager for some years now. Below is his testimony in Mandriva Linux use for his daily work.
In his usual man-of-a-few-words manner today, Jean-Manuel Croset, Mandriva COO, announced that enough funds have been secured to allow Mandriva to keep its doors open and continue development. With Croset saying little else, users at least have a nugget of good news to sustain them. Last month Croset solicited user input as to the direction the company might go.