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