Home Business IT Open Source Mandriva lives to fight another fortnight

The French GNU/Linux distribution Mandriva has been reprieved again - but only for two weeks, according to a post at the company's blog.


Chief operating officer Jean-Manuel Croset said that an "external entity" that had expressed an interest in buying the company had not been able to do so because of objections by a minority shareholder.

Mandriva announced last month that due to disagreement among the shareholder over a recapitalisation plan, the company would probably shut down by January 16. That was extended to January 23 when an application to purchase the company was received; by the time the shareholders reacted, the month had ended.

Croset wrote: "Fortunately, the financial situation - far better than expected - allow us to search for a new way to solve the current issue until mid-February. We'll be able to count on the help of the Paris Region Economic Development Agency for this important move.

Mandriva is a GNU/Linux distribution of 1990s vintage; it was originally known as Mandrake Linux. It is well liked because it contains the latest software and is easy to use.

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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