Mandriva: We’re not dead

In a reaction to the founding of the Mageia project and to a question posed on the Cooker mailing list, the French Linux distributor Mandriva has commented on its current situation and future plans. The company says the Mandriva distribution is far from dead and will continue to be consistently maintained. The next release of the Mandriva Community Edition is reportedly planned for the beginning of 2011.

The focus of future development is for Mandriva to become the “best KDE distribution in the world”. An independent community is expected to form to maintain other desktops and Mandriva says it will provide the technical infrastructure for them to operate. To coordinate collaboration, Mandriva will be hiring a community manager who will help create an autonomous governance structure for the Mandriva community.

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