Mandrake Linux Founder Fired


The founder of Mandrake Linux has been let go from the company he helped to
create.


Since 2005, Mandrake, has been known as Mandriva
following its $2.3 million
dollar purchase of Conectiva
.


Gael Duval has confirmed rumors first posted on a Mandriva forum posting
that he is no longer with Mandriva.


“Since the information has leaked, I will post a message in the next few
days on this Web site (or mirror) about why this is the end of the Mandriva
story for me, and what’s next,” Duval wrote in a blog posting.


Duval originally created Mandrake Linux in 1998. Mandrake in its various
corporate incarnations has not always had an easy go of it. Mandrakesoft
which was co-founded by Duval filed for bankruptcy protection in 2003 after
not having reporting a profit since 1999. The company emerged from
bankruptcy
in 2004.


Paris-based Mandriva has since made plays in the enterprise space
and the US market.


Mandriva though continues to struggle in 2006.

Its first quarter fiscal 2006 (period of Oct 2005-Dec 2005) report shows
a net negative result of 590,000 euros down from just over a million euros
for the same period last year.

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